The Nigerian Army has rescued six abducted female students of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State.
It was not clear if there were more students kidnapped by terrorists from their hostels on Friday morning. TVCNews reports that the kidnapped students were rescued by Operation Hadarin Daji of the Nigerian Army.
Bandits reportedly kidnapped a significant number of mostly female students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, in the early hours of Friday.
An indigene of Sabon Gida village, Abubakar Sani, told The PUNCH that the bandits, who were in large numbers, stormed the students’ off-campus residences in the village. He said the students abducted were mostly females.
Sani said the bandits invaded the area around 4:00am on Friday, where they attacked three students’ hostels.
He said, “Many of the kidnapped students were females, while other students were able to escape to the bush”.
According to Sani, the bandits only abducted the university students but did not abduct any residents of the village.
He said, “When they arrived the village, they went straight to the students [off campuses] and started shooting sporadically”.
“They later broke into the campuses and brought a number of students who are mostly females”.
The university authority and the state police command both declined to comment.