Two female students of the Federal University, Gusau, at Sabon Gida village of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been abducted by bandits.
The students were abducted in the early hours of Sunday, the Zamfara State Police Command, has confirmed.
SP Mohammed Shehu, the PPRO, in a statement, explained that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums stormed the students’ rented hostel at about 1am on Sunday.
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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.”
The PPRO stated that on receipt of the report, the police tactical team moved to the scene, saying that already the hoodlums had fled with the victims to an unknown destination.
The Commissioner of Police appealed for continuous support from members of the public to enable the police to succeed in the rescue mission in the state.