Scores of students of the Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, have been reportedly kidnapped by bandits.
The students, mostly females were said to have been abducted in the early hours of Friday morning.
According to Punch, an indigene of Sabon Gida village, Abubakar Sani said the bandits, who were in large numbers, stormed the students’ off-campus residences in the village.
He said bandits invaded the area around 4:00 a.m. on Friday, where they attacked three students’ hostels.
He said, “Many of the kidnapped students were females, while other students were able to escape to the bush”.
He also disclosed that the bandits only abducted the university students but did not abduct any residents of the village.
He said, “When they arrived the village, they went straight to the students [off campuses] and started shooting sporadically”.
“They later broke into the campuses and brought a number of students who are mostly females”.