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UNILAG debunks attempted kidnap story

The University of Lagos has responded to the story of an attempted kidnapping at the school gate that has since gone viral. According to a statement issued by Unilag’s public relations officer and made available online, the PRO described the story as fake. He further described the incident as a clear case of abuse and harassment between students, and assured the public and the university community that the situation was under control. 

Read statement below:

“The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Management desires to warn the general public that the rumor of an attempted kidnapping on the university campus is *FALSE*.

The event involved social misconduct and physical assault between students, during which one party attempted to flee and was captured by University security near the Onike gate axis. The Security Unit and the Division of Students Affairs are investigating the incident.

The Vice-Chancellor and University Management wish to reassure our beloved students, parents, and the general public that the University of Lagos continues to prioritize the security and protection of all students.”

Here is the earlier post: Two men were caught trying to kidnap a student at the University of Lagos.

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