Kidnappers have abducted some students during an attack on a new private university in Kaduna state Nigeria on Tuesday night.
Green Field University is a private university located along the Kaduna–Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna state. It is the first private university in the state established three years ago.
The latest kidnapping incident is the first major attack that bandits will launch on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja Highway since the total of 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area in January 2021.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident to news men.
In an investigation, eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the university last night and started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students to their hide-outs.
The villagers said that the university with about forty students population does not have enough security on the ground, despite being located in one of the epicentres of kidnapping, a situation which they believe made it easier for the bandits to gain easy access into the institution.
In recent time, Kaduna state has been facing alot of attacks by bandits including assaults on schools.
This year, March 11th, gunmen attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna and kidnapped at least 39 students.
While ten out of the 39 have been released, the fate of the remaining 29 still hangs in the balance.