Adavi Council Chairman Confirms Abduction of Three Students, One Other in Osara

…sues for calm 

Against earlier reports that the victims were all students of CUSTECH, the statement indicated that only the staff whose name was not identified works with the new university. Others are students of Kogi State Polytechnic.

The Chairman of Adavi Local Government Area, Mr. Joseph Omuya Salami has confirmed the abduction of three students of Kogi State Polytechnic, and a staff of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara (CUSTECH). 

Media aide to the Chairman, Engr. Jamiu Habeeb in a press statement following the Chairman’s visit to Osara community where the incident occurred, stated that the victims were abducted in Living Faith Church where they went for rehearsals. 

Against earlier reports that the victims were all students of CUSTECH, the statement indicated that only the staff whose name was not identified works with the new university. Others are students of Kogi State Polytechnic. 

“The council chairman to Adavi Local Government, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami made a prompt visit to Osara Community in the early hour of today to confirm the ugly incident that happened overnight which led to the abduction of three members of the living faith church. 

“Hon. Joseph Omuya met with the DPO of Osara Police Division and held a closed-door meeting with him. He also visited the Vice-Chancellor of CUSTECH to console him over the staff of the institution who was part of the abduction, he also visited the Ward Head of the Community and finally proceeded to the church where the incident happened.

“The Council Boss assured residents that the government is on top of the situation, urged the residents to remain calm, and stay at home late at night,” he said. 

On his part, the Pastor of the Church simply identified as Pastor Gabriel, has said he was not aware of any rehearsals holding in the church, as all Church programmes were scheduled to not hold beyond 4pm. 

“I base in Zango Danji, and we were told not to hold any late activity in the church and we’ve been abiding by it. Even as at that, yesterday was Sunday, after our morning service, we closed and the church handover the key to a nearby house where we normally kept it. I was shocked when the information got to me today, that three members of my church went behind to hold a night program without my knowledge. The church also has rules, and no any member is allowed to hold any activity in the church without my permission,” Pastor Gabriel stated.

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