Gunmen attack private university in Kaduna, kidnap students


Gunmen have attacked Greenfield University which is a private institution in Kaduna State on Tuesday night, abducting an unspecified number of students.

The three-year old academic institution which is the first private institution in the State is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, says the number of students kidnapped is yet to be ascertained.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the university last night and started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students away.

The locals said that the university with about forty students population does not have enough security on the ground, despite being located in an area that is like an epicenter of kidnapping giving that as a reason for easy access for the bandits.

The latest incident is the first major attack that bandits will launch on communities around the Kaduna-Abuja Highway since 300 female soldiers were deployed to the general area earlier in January.

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