Five female students at the Federal University in Dutsinma (FUDMA), located in Katsina State, have been kidnapped by a group of armed men believed to be bandits.
According to information obtained by Daily Trust, the incident took place early on Wednesday at the students’ off-campus housing facilities located behind Mariamoh Ajiri school and adjacent to the Wednesday Market in Dutsinma.
One of the university students told our reporter on the phone that “five of them (the students) were kidnapped, they are from Kano and Nasarawa states, and two of them are final year students.”
As of the time of filing this report, there was no information concerning the situation of the victims as their captors had yet to contact their families.
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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.
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