Former Senator Raises Alarm over Kidnap of Nigerian University Students
- A former senator, Shehu Sani, has reacted to another kidnap incident in Kaduna state
- The whereabouts of some student abducted from a Kaduna university is unknown
- The Nigerian police have not made any arrests relating to the incident
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A former senator, Shehu Sani, has condemned the abduction of some students at a private university in Kaduna state by suspected bandits.
The students were reportedly abducted on Tuesday night, April 20, after gunmen stormed the university located along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Sani in a statement via his official Twitter handle described the abduction of the students as another tragedy.
The activist said the insecurity situation along that axis has forced people to abandon farms located in the area.
"The fresh report that Bandits have attacked and kidnapped many students at the Greenfield University along Kaduna-Abuja road is yet another tragedy. Proprietors of schools within this axis need to read the signs. Even most of us have abandoned our farms to the care of God.''
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In another news, soldiers of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) have killed five armed bandits who attacked a community in Makurdi local government area of Benue state, Daily Trust reported.
The newspaper stated the soldiers raided the bandits’ hideouts within the borders of Benue and Nasarawa states on Saturday, April 17.
Legit.ng gathers that the bandits had earlier attacked Anune villagers, a rural community in the outskirts of Makurdi LGA, and allegedly killed unspecified numbers of people.
A witness said a military helicopter was seen hovering around the affected village between 9am and 10am on Saturday just as soldiers and police moved around in trucks.
Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to rescue kidnapped students abducted from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization according to the Kaduna state government.
The kidnapped governor, Nasir El rufai stated that he will not succumb to emotional blackmail regarding the fate of the abducted students.
He insisted that bandits must be crushed and on no account would they be pampered.
The governor's position was disclosed in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs.