An unspecified number of teachers and students of the National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi, Edo State, have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.
The development has heightened tension among residents in the locality.
The unknown gunmen stormed the institute on Wednesday night and abducted unknown number of persons which include students and staff to an unknown location.
As at the time of filing this report, parents of the kidnapped victims have reportedly stormed the school premises.
Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed the incident, but said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
“I have also heard about the incident since yesterday night. There is no detail yet. I am waiting for the officer-in-charge of anti-kidnapping and be assured that as soon we get details we will let you know,” he said.