Gunmen suspected to be bandits have again kidnapped an unspecified number of students of the Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara state in the early hours of Friday.
The armed bandits in large numbers invaded the Sabon-Gida community of the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State were many students of the institution are residing as off campus.
A resident of Sabon-Gida identified as Muhammad Nata’ala told Radio Nigeria Correspondent in Gusau that, the gunmen invaded the community around 3am and started shooting Sporadically.
He added that, three students’ hostels were attacked and all the students in the hostels were taken away by the bandits.
According to him, they are yet to confirm the number of students kidnapped because the bandits entered three hostels and kidnapped all the students their.
Another source told Radio Nigeria that, the bandits were engaged with troops of the Nigerian Army in a fierce gun battle but that did not stop the bandits from escaping with the kidnapped victims.
In June, 2023, some students of the university protested the spate of abductions involving their schoolmates in Sabon-Gida and Damba.
All efforts to reach the school management to comment on the issue proved abortive as the information officer of the institution Umar Usman, did not respond to phone calls.