Five female students were taken hostage by armed intruders who entered the Federal University in Dutsinma (FUDMA) dorms in Katsina State.
According to information obtained by news men, the incident took place early on Wednesday at the students’ off-campus housing facilities located behind Mariamoh Ajiri school and adjacent to the Wednesday Market in Dutsinma.
“Five students were kidnapped, they are from Kano and Nasarawa states and two of them are final year students,” one of the students at the university told journalists on the phone.
The victims’ situation was unknown at the time this report was filed because their kidnappers hadn’t been in touch with their family.
Students have stated that the FUDMA officials ordered all of their students to stay indoors starting at 10 p.m. after a comparable event at the Federal University in Gusau in Zamfara State.
Habibu Umar Aminu, the director of the university’s public relations office, acknowledged that the event took place about two in the morning on Wednesday and said that efforts were being made to rescue the victims.
According to ASP Sadiq Aliyu Abubakar, the police spokesperson for Katsina State, one person suspected of providing information to the terrorists was detained.
According to him, some people were also detained for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping.Aliyu maintained that there were coordinated efforts to rescue the students unharmed.