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JUST IN: Gunmen storm NICT, abduct many teachers, students

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Gunmen on Wednesday night invaded the National Institute of Construction Technology, NICT, Uromi, Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State and abducted a yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students.

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The Nation learned that the kidnappers invaded the institute on Wednesday night, amid sporadic gunshots.

The development, it was gathered, heightened tension in the area, with parents and guardians storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Bello Kontongs, confirmed the incident.

He, however, said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.

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