Update Post: November 30, 2023 5:56 pm
Zamfara bandits on Friday invaded a university hostel, kidnapping female students in the process.
TheTimes reports that armed bandits have kidnapped an indeterminate number of students from the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria, in the early hours of Friday, September 22, 2023.
This online news platform understands that the Zamfara bandits invaded the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara State around 3:00 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2023.
According to comments on social media by students from the campus, the gunmen invaded the Sabon-Gida community of the Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara. At least three student dormitories were raided and all of the students in the hostels were taken away by the armed men.
Meanwhile, TheTimes Nigeria recalls that it was also reported in April of this year, that at least two female students of the university were kidnapped by gunmen believed to be bandits.
Zamfara has historically been a hotspot for bandits who engage in kidnap-for-ransom schemes. Many people have blamed the problem on the existence of illicit miners in the country. To address this issue, former President Muhammadu Buhari imposed a no-fly zone over particular volatile areas in the state.