Bandits have reportedly kidnapped a significant number of students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State.
In a report gathered, over 24 students were kidnapped around 3:00 am on Friday, in Sabon Gida village.
Sabon-Gida village is a community opposite the main campus of the Federal University of Gusau that is about 20 km to the state capital, Gusau.
The bandits were said to have attacked three students’ hostels where they kidnapped students only.
An indigene of the village, Abubakar Sani, said that the bandits, who were in large numbers, stormed the students’ off-campus residences in the village.
He said the students abducted were mostly females.
According to Sani, the bandits only abducted the university students but did not abduct any residents of the village.
He said, “When they arrived at the village, they went straight to the students [off campuses] and started shooting sporadically”.
The university authority and the state police command both declined to comment.