Students of Ladole Akintola University (LAUTECH) have kicked against the abduction of a final year student, Rachael Opadele by gunmen.
Opadele of the department of Fine and Applied Arts with matric no 170886 was reportedly abducted in the early hours of Friday in a hotel at Aaba , a community close to the institution.
The Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution charged the Federal and State governments to secure her release without further delay.
They also demanded solution to incessant kidnapping and raping of female students in the institution.
A statement by the union President, Adeboye Anuoluwapo and Secretary, Opaleke Ibrahim, explained Racheal was working at the hotel due to the ASUU strike.
The statement reads: “It is with heavy heart that we write this openly to Federal Government Presidency, Oyo State Government, and all Nigerians.
“This is a cry of bereavement from over 35,000 students of Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology, Ogbomoso to the Federal Government Presidency, Oyo State Government, All Security Operatives in Nigeria and Oyo State, The Obas, and the Management of LAUTECH over the abduction of Rachael by unknown gunmen known as bandits in our dear country, Nigeria, to help free and save Rachael.”
“To Oyo State Government and our University Management, please help us beef up the security around the University Community. We can tell you that the security and safety of the LAUTECH Community are in great jeopardy.
“Now is the time to act before it’s too late. For the past few weeks, we have been experiencing several robberies and other hideous acts. Now, one of us is kidnapped. Who knows who is next? Before these evil people make a job to be kidnapping students.
“Our hearts are grieved by the unending sorrow bequeathing our fellow students by the criminals (rapists, thieves, looters, kidnappers, and murderers) by unknown gunmen that have grown wings and spread across the country otherwise known as “Bandits”.
“It is obvious now that ruthless kidnapping and abduction is assuming not only endemic shape but also becoming a burgeoning lucrative and money-spinning venture with many invisible profiteers.
“How much longer should we continue to bow to the wanton sacrilege meted out by these marauding villains called kidnappers? The Presidency has to bring forth the most effective and lasting solutions to these societal ills before the situation degenerates into an intractable phase. The time is now, and it is now or never for the Presidency to pursue the much-needed counter-kidnapping operation.
“We can no longer walk or move freely, sleep conveniently, travel, or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped, robbed, raped, or maimed within or outside our University Community.”