1 killed, 2 kidnapped as bandits attack university community in Niger

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1 killed, 2 kidnapped as bandits attack university community in Niger

One person has been reportedly killed in an attack on Gidan-Kwano, the host community of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State.

Two persons were also abducted in the attack that occurred opposite the main gate of the university’s campus on Wednesday night.

When contacted, Wasiu Abiodun, a Police Public Relations Officer in Niger State, said two persons were abducted.

“On 10 November 2021 at about 2330 hours, some suspected hoodlums attacked a shop at Gidan-Kwano opposite FUT Gate and abducted two children of the shop owner,” he said.

“Police/vigilante were immediately drafted to the scene for aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums and during stop and search, one of the suspects was intercepted and arrested at Barkuta village.”

Abiodun told newsmen that an investigation is ongoing to rescue the victims.

1 killed, 2 kidnapped as bandits attack university community in Niger

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