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Women Students Abducted in Horrifying Zamfara Incident


Zamfara:- On Sunday morning, militants stormed hostels frequented by students residing off-campus in the Sabon Gida region of the state’s capital and kidnapped two female students from the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara State.

Zamfara bandit Attack student Hostel

According to information obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, the two students—whose identities were only provided as Maryam and Zainab—were kidnapped at around 1:42 a.m.

Microbiology students Maryam and Zainab were in their room when the terrorists assaulted the building.

The state’s police leadership acknowledged the kidnapping and stated that efforts are being made to free the victims.

 Kolo Yusuf, the state police commissioner, has directed a tactical squad to rescue the hostages, according to Mohammed Shehu, the state police spokeswoman.

The two female students of the Federal University, Gusau, in Zamfara State that were abducted, Maryam and Zainab

“According to information received by the Command, on April 2, 2023, at or around 1:00 am, armed bandits stormed Sabon Gida village in Bungudu LGA and broke into a rented female hostel of the university where they locked up the two (2) civilian guards and robbed them of their cellphones before kidnapping two (2) female students from the university’s microbiology department,” Mr. Shehu said.

Mr. Shehu noted that in addition to the ongoing search for the kidnapped people, the command had dispatched reinforcement.

Since at least 2014, when Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped more than 200 female students in Chibok, Borno state, students in Zamfara and several other northern Nigerian states have been the target of terrorist attacks.

Since then, terrorists, also known as bandits in the North-West, have targeted educational institutions and kidnapped students, particularly at the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State, the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State, the College of Agriculture and Animal Science in Bakura, Zamfara State, and the Federal Government College in Yauri, Kebbi State.


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