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Incident prompts uni to caution students

Tevita Vuibau
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

THE Fiji National University has called for its students to be careful with their movements after a student teacher of the institution fell victim to a kidnapping attempt last week.

FNU senior public relations officer Ashwini Prasad confirmed the university had circulated a statement to students to advise them to exercise caution.

The release circulated by FNU said it had received a report of an attempt made by unidentified persons, to kidnap a trainee teacher from outside the boundaries of the Nasinu Campus on Wednesday April 3.

The university management stated they were concerned by the report and called for students to exercise caution.

"You are therefore urged to take care of yourself and keep people informed of where you are going.

"Always be conscious of your surroundings, especially in isolated areas," the university stated as it instructed students.

According to the FNU, the student teacher was a resident at the Nasinu Halls of Residence.

"The incident is reported to have occurred at approximately 10pm, when he was walking to the shops at the traffic light at lower Nasinu, past Delainamasi Primary School.

"The student reports that five people put a cloth over his nose and mouth and tried to drug him using an injection. He was able to free himself and jumped into a passing cab. He described the assailants as three Asians and two iTaukei."

Meanwhile, police spokesman Atunaisa Sokomuri said they were still investigating the claims made by the student.





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