Gunmen invade Kastina Varsity abduct female students
Suspected gunmen have invaded the student hostels of Federal University, Dutsinma (FUDMA) in Katsina State and abduct five female students.
According to Daily Trust, the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, at the students’ off-campus hotels behind Mariamoh Ajiri school, close to Wednesday Market in Dutsinma.
A student from the University told our reporter on phone “that the students who were kidnapped are said to hail from Kano and Nasarawa states, two of the students are in their final year.”
As of the time of filing this report, there was no information concerning the situation of the victims as their captors are yet to contact their families.
Students confirmed that following a similar incident at the Federal University in Gusau in Zamfara State, the FUDMA authorities instructed all their students to remain indoors from 10pm.
The head of the Public Relations Unit of the University, Habibu Umar Aminu, confirmed that the incident happened around 2am on Wednesday, adding that efforts were ongoing to rescue the victims.
The police spokesperson in Katsina State, ASP Sadiq Aliyu Abubakar, said that one person suspected of giving information to the terrorists was arrested.
He stated that some people were also arrested for their suspected involvement in the abduction.
Aliyu maintained that there were coordinated efforts to rescue the students unharmed.
Gunmen invade Kastina Varsity, abduct female students