One person killed, two others abducted as gunmen in university community

Hoodlums have reportedly killed a yet-to-be identified person while two others were kidnapped during an attack on Gidan-Kwano in Niger state.

Gidan-Kwano is the host community of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger state.

It was learnt that the hoodlums abducted the victims opposite the main gate of the university’s campus on Wednesday night.

Confirming the incident, Niger State Police Spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, said two persons were abducted.

According to him, “On 10/11/2021 at about 2330hrs, 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.”

He said efforts are ongoing to rescue the victims.

The north-central state has seen a surge in the activities of gunmen in recent weeks.

It will be recalled that in October, some worshippers were killed when gunmen invaded a mosque at Mazukaka village in Mashegu LGA of the state.

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