Bandits have reportedly abducted unknown number of students of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, in the early hours of Friday (today).
An indigene of Sabon Gida village, Abubakar Sani, who spoke with newsmen on Friday morning, said the bandits, who were in large numbers, stormed the students’ off-campus residences in the village.
Sani said the bandits invaded the area around 4am on Friday, and attacked three students’ hostels.
“Many of the kidnapped students were females, while other students were able to escape to the bush,” he said.
According to Sani, the bandits only abducted the university students, but did not abduct any resident of the village.
“When they arrived the village, they went straight to the students’ off campuses and started shooting sporadically.
“They later broke into the hostels and abducted a number of students who are mostly females,” he added.
The university’s management and the state police command are yet to comment on the incident.