Bandits invade female hostel in Zamfara, abduct two varsity students

In a distressing incident that has left the nation in shock, bandits have abducted two female students of the Federal University, Gusau in Zamfara State. The unfortunate incident took place in the wee hours of Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Sabon Gida village in Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.

According to the spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, the perpetrators of the crime, who were heavily armed, broke into a rented female hostel of the university, where they held the security guards hostage and later whisked away the two female students of Microbiology Department to an unknown destination. The guards were reportedly dispossessed of their handsets during the attack.

This incident has sparked outrage and concern among the public, with many expressing their sympathy and support for the affected families. The Commissioner of Police of the state, CP Kolo Yusuf, has assured the general public that efforts are ongoing to rescue the students, and that police tactical operatives have intensified search and rescue operations in the area.

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The safety and security of citizens are of utmost importance, and the police have called for the support and cooperation of members of the public in the rescue mission. The Commissioner also reassured families of the victims and the management of the university that every possible measure is being taken to ensure the safe return of the students within the shortest possible time.

This incident serves as a reminder of the security challenges that continue to plague the nation, and the need for all stakeholders, including the government, security agencies, and the public, to work together to address these issues and ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens. Our thoughts and prayers are with the affected families, and we hope for a speedy and safe rescue of the abducted students.