In a distressing incident, Celsus Eti-Emanaobong Bernard, a 400-level student in the Tourism Studies department at the University of Calabar, has reportedly been kidnapped by unidentified assailants within the school premises. The abduction occurred on Tuesday, November 28, and is marked by a tragic turn as the Bolt driver transporting her to her destination was brutally killed by the abductors.
While specific details surrounding the incident are currently limited, the victim’s brother, using the Twitter handle @eyoUTD419, has taken to social media to sound the alarm. According to the tweets, the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N3 million for Celsus’ safe release. The perpetrators have reportedly threatened to harm her if the ransom is not paid by the end of Monday, December 4.
Seeking assistance from the public, particularly well-meaning Nigerians, the concerned brother is actively soliciting donations to meet the ransom demand and secure his sister’s release. He has shared photos of his abducted sister and a disturbing image of the Bolt driver’s lifeless body.
The incident adds to the growing concerns over the security of students within educational institutions, prompting renewed calls for improved safety measures on campuses. Authorities are yet to provide detailed information on the ongoing investigation into the kidnapping.
“Unical student kidnapped
Celsus, Eti-Emanaobong Bernard
Department: Tourism Studies
400 level, university of calabar.
Believed to have been kidnapped from the school premises on tuesday.
They have given till tomorrow to pay the ransom”
See photos below,