Suspected terrorists have abducted five female students of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), in Katsina State.
The State Police Command has, however, confirmed the arrest of one suspect in connection with the incident.
The victims were said to have been kidnapped in their residence located behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial International School along Tsaskiya Road.
The students, an eyewitness said, were kidnapped in the early hours of Wednesday at about 2:30 am.
“The terrorists invaded the students’ residential quarters which is located behind Mariamoh Ajiri International School in the early hours of today, resulting in the hoodlums abducting five female students of the University,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the state police command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq disclosed that with the arrest of the suspect, the command has commenced investigation with a view to rescuing abductees from the hands of the hoodlums.
“Yes, it is true, the incident has taken place but we have already arrested one suspect for now in connection with the incident and we are investigating the incident to unravel the circumstances surrounding it please,” Aliyu added.
The incident comes a few days after scores of students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State were kidnapped by bandits.
The students, mostly females were said to have been abducted in the early hours September 22, 2023.