Troops rescue six of the kidnapped Gusau Varsity students


Federal University Gusau

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Nigerian troops have reportedly rescued six of the students abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Friday at the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State.

Scores of students, mostly female were abducted by the bandits around 4.00am on Friday, as the gunmen invaded students hostels off-campus.

But in a news flash on its X handle (Twitter) on Friday after, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), reports that six of the students had been rescued by the troops and did not give details.

It was gathered that the bandits, on arriving the village where the school is located started shooting sporadically and were able to gain access to the students hostel where they kidnapped many students, mostly female.

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Some students were said to have escaped into the bush when the bandits sacked their hostels.

Students from the campus stated that three student dormitories were raided and students in the hostels were taken away.

The police are yet to respond to calls from PM News. No official statement has been released as of the time of filing this report as well.

In April of this year, it was also reported that at least two female students of the university were kidnapped by gunmen.

Zamfara has historically been a hotspot for bandits who engage in kidnap-for-ransom schemes.

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