Just in: Gunmen attack private University abduct students Posted by News Mirror, April 21, 2021

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Suspected bandits on Tuesday night attacked a private university in Kaduna and abducted yet to be identified number of students.

The school, Green Field University, the first private university in the state, is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area.

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen stormed the university last night at about 10:30 pm and started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students away.

The police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said they were yet to get the exact number of students that had been abducted.

According to him, a row call was being taken to ascertain the identity and number of the students abducted.

The police spokesman further explained that the police and the military moved to the school immediately after news of the attack broke, but by then some students had already been abducted.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has confirmed the incident.

Kaduna has been facing series of attacks by bandits including assaults on schools but the Governor Nasir El-Rufai has refused to negotiate or pay ransome to the bandits.

Tuesday night abduction is coming barely 40 days after 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando were kidnapped

While ten of the students have been released, the fate of the remaining ones still hangs in the balance as the bandits last week threatened to kill the male students and marry off the females amongst them.

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