Gunmen have attacked the Federal College of Forestry in Kaduna State, abducting several female students.
Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige confirmed the incident on Friday, saying the attackers invaded the college located at Mando area in the outskirts of Kaduna metropolis at about 3 am on Friday and abducted some students.
The college is located few metres away from the Nigerian Defence Academy in the Mando area of Kaduna State.
Mr. Jalige could not however confirm that the exact number of students abducted.
According to him, security operatives were mobilized to the college upon hearing about the attack and were able to secure the remaining students.
He added that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual number of students that were abducted with a view to track down the gunmen and rescue the victims.
This is coming less than 48 hours after the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan presented the 2020 security situation report to the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
In that report, the commissioner had said bandits killed no fewer than 937 persons, kidnapped 1,972 persons, and rustled 7,195 cattle in the state in 2020.
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