Kidnappers have seized five female students of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina state.
Spokesperson of the university, Habib Aminu Umar, told 21st CENTURY CHRONICLE that the kidnappers abducted the students at the campus early on Wednesday.
He said: “the students were not on the campus when the kidnappers took them, they were off campus.”
The state’s police spokesperson, ASP Abubakar Aliyu said, the terrorists’ invaded “residence of the students” behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial School, Dutsin-Ma.
Aliyu said the incident occurred at about 2 a.m., on Wednesday, adding that the police have arrested one person suspected to be supplying information to the terrorists who abducted the students.
The spokesperson said efforts are on to rescue the victims unhurt.
Some students of the university are living off-campus due to inadequate hostel accommodation on the campus.
It would be recalled that kidnappers stormed the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State and abducted about 22 female students on Wednesday September 23.
Three days later, the university authority confirmed that 13 of the kidnapped students had been rescued, with the rest still with captives as at the time of this report.
Eight were first reportedly rescued while two others escaped on their own.