Bandits Abduct Many Students at Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State
In a horrifying incident that unfolded in the early hours of Friday, bandits launched a brazen attack on the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State, abducting a significant number of students, most of whom were females. The assailants, said to be in large numbers, targeted the off-campus residences of the students in the nearby Sabon Gida village.
Abubakar Sani, an indigene of Sabon Gida village, provided chilling details of the attack. According to Sani, the bandits struck the area at approximately 4:00 am on Friday, catching the students off guard as they stormed three separate student hostels.
Tragically, many of the kidnapped students were females, while some fortunate students managed to escape into the nearby bush to evade capture. The bandits exhibited a ruthless modus operandi, only focusing on abducting university students and sparing the village residents.
Sani recounted the harrowing ordeal, stating, “When they arrived in the village, they went straight to the students’ off-campus residences and started shooting sporadically. They later broke into the campuses and forcibly took away a number of students, most of whom were females.”
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As news of the attack spread, concerned individuals and authorities anxiously awaited updates on the situation. However, both the university administration and the state police command have, thus far, declined to provide any official comments or statements regarding the incident.
This shocking incident serves as a stark reminder of the persistent security challenges faced by communities in Zamfara State and other parts of Nigeria. The safety and well-being of the abducted students are of paramount concern, and efforts to secure their release and bring the perpetrators to justice must be swift and resolute.
As the nation grapples with this latest act of criminality, questions regarding security measures around educational institutions and the broader issue of insecurity in Zamfara State loom large. The incident underscores the urgent need for a comprehensive and coordinated response to address the escalating security crisis in the region, ensuring that educational institutions can operate in an environment where the safety of students and staff is guaranteed.