Gunmen on Tuesday night invaded Arthur Jarvis University in Cross River State, and shot sporadically.
The university is owned by a former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in the state, Sir Arthur Jarvis.
The incident reportedly occurred as the students were returning from classes within the premises.
The university is situated in Akpabuyo Local Government Area, which is about 15 kilometres from Calabar.
Students who managed to scamper to safety had multiple injuries.
“The gunmen succeeded in abducting one of them and left another with severe machete cuts. We understand that the kidnapped student was taken into the nearby forest”, a source said.
Meanwhile, authorities of the school have issued a statement, confirming the invasion, while saying parents and students should remain calm, adding that they were on top of the situation.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said the Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan had drafted the anti-kidnapping, Anti-Cultism and the Dragon Units of the police to the school to forestall a breakdown of law and order and also secure the release of the kidnapped student.
Ugbo added that they had launched investigations to unravel the cause of the attack on the students of the private university.
In a similar development, some gunmen have snatched a Bolt cab. The gunmen, on Tuesday night, snatched a Toyota Corolla car registered with a bolt ride company.
Newsmen gathered that as the Bolt car arrived to pick the customer who called it on Yellow Duke road in Calabar, the waiting gunmen shot into the air, seized the car and dragged the driver out.
Eyewitnesses said the gun shots scared the residents who attempted to foil the criminal act. The car snatchers zoomed off leaving the stranded male driver in tear.
The residents explained that the Bolt cab was snatched around 9.30pm yesterday
Snatching of Bolt cars is reported to be rampant in Calabar in recent time.
Watchers fear that this increasing criminal act is already threatening the businesses.
According to them, many cars that have been snatched in such a manner in the city were quickly sold to those who pieces them into scrap. In April this year alone, according to statistics, 17 bolt cabs were snatched.
Police PRO, Irene Ugbo said she was yet to be informed about the latest incident.