Bandits attack university in Kaduna, kill one, kidnap students

By Comfort Agbaji

Armed bandits on Tuesday night killed one person and kidnapped unspecified number of students during an attack on a private university in Kaduna State.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incidence said efforts are on to arrest the kidnappers and rescue the students.

According to him, after a search-and-rescue operation by troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and other security operatives who responded to a distress call from the university, a staff member, Mr Paul Ude Okafor was found killed by the bandits.

The institution, Green Field University, which is the first first private university in the state and was established three years ago is located at Kasarami, along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of the state

According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen who stormed the university last night, started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students away.

In recent time, Kaduna has been facing series of attacks by bandits including assaults on schools.

On March 11th, they attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped 39 students.

While 10 out of the number have been released, the fate of the remaining ones still hangs in the balance.

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