- Unidentified numbers of students of a private university in Kaduna state have been kidnapped
- The ugly incident happened in the late hour of Tuesday, April 20
- Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the incident
Suspected gunmen have abducted some students during an attack on a private university in Kaduna state on the night of Tuesday, April 20.
Channels TV reports that the academic institution, Green Field University, is located along the Kaduna–Abuka highway in Chikun local government area of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the institution is the first private university in the state and was established three years ago.
According to the report, the latest incident is the first major attack that bandits would be launching on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area in January.
TheCable also reports that the gunmen were said to have opened fire to scare away residents before kidnapping some students.
The Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
The TV station stated that eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the university and started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students away.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that bandits abducted a soldier in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, and killed a police inspector in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It was reported that three persons, all of whom are women, were reportedly seized and taken away in the Onipe area Ibadan on Monday, April 13, by the outlaws.
One of the abductees, Bola Ogunrinde, is a soldier, while the names of the other two women were given as Temitope Okeowo and Abosede Adebayo.
Two men reported the abduction, spurring counter-terrorism and anti-kidnapping police personnel as well as local hunters and vigilantes into action.
In a related report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state declared that regardless of who is kidnapped, he would not support the payment of ransom.
The governor specifically claimed he will only pray for his son to make heaven if he is kidnapped.
El-Rufai also noted that his administration is not considering paying ransom to secure the release of the students abducted by bandits from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, in March.