Gunmen suspected terrorists on Sunday have attacked a female hostel of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State.
The attackers stormed Sabon Gida village in Bungudu and broke into the rented female hostel of the university where they locked up the two civilian guards and dispossessed them of their handsets before abducting two female students of Microbiology Department of the university.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, SP Muhammad Shehu confirmed the incident.
He said the police tactical team moved to the scene, but the hoodlums had already fled with the victims to a yet to be identified destination.
He said the Commissioner of Police had further deployed reinforcement to complement the ongoing rescue operation.
The PPRO explained that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums stormed the students’ rented hostel at about 1am on Sunday
CP Kolo Yusuf, the Commissioner of Police of the state, according to the statement, has assured the general public, especially families of the victims and the management of the university that efforts were ongoing to rescue the students.
The CP also reassured that the police tactical operatives have intensified search and rescue operations with a view to rescuing the students within the shortest possible time.
The statement explained, “Information received by the Command indicated that, On 2nd April, 2023 at about 0100am, 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 dispossessed them of their handsets and later abducted two (2) female student of Microbiology Department of the university.
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