Kaduna State is gradually turning to epicentre of kidnapping by bandits as gunmen again struck on Tuesday night abducted some students of Green Field University in the State.
The incident was said to have occurred at about 8:15 pm on Tuesday when the hoodlums invaded the school.
The private varsity is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, and also the first private university in the state established about three years ago.
The latest incident is the first major attack that bandits will launch on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja Highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area in January this year.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident.
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The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammad Jalige, also confirmed the incident.
Jalige said the attack took place at about 8:15 pm on Tuesday.
According to him, some students were abducted but could not immediately say how many students were kidnapped.
“There was an attack yesterday (Tuesday) in Greenfield University along Kaduna-Abuja road around 20:15 hours.
“Some students were abducted, but for now, I am not in a position to say how many students were abducted”, Jalige said by telephone.
Meanwhile, 29 of the 39 students of the Federal School of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Kaduna, who were abducted by bandits on March 11, are yet to be released by their kidnappers.