Gunmen have kidnapped an unspecified number of students from a private university in Kaduna State, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed on Wednesday.
The academic institution, Greenfield University, is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Mr. Aruwan who visited the school said a staff of the private university was killed during the attack.
He added that the number of students abducted is yet to be ascertained, but will be confirmed after a headcount of the students.
The commissioner said, “Yesterday Tuesday 20th of April 2021, at 8:30 pm we received a distress call that armed bandits were attacking Greenfield University, troops and other security agencies were immediately deployed to the institution.
“The troops did not come in contact with the bandits because they escaped, unfortunately, a staff of the university was killed by the bandits.
“Furthermore, an unspecified number of students were kidnapped, as we speak we are still working around the general area so that we can get the actual figure”.
The commissioner assured residents that the military and security agencies are working round the clock for their release.
“We will keep you informed on other developments”,
Eyewitnesses say the gunmen attacked the university on Tuesday night and started shooting sporadically, before abducting some of the students.