Gunmen kidnap five Katsina varsity students

Five female students of the Federal University, Dutsinma were kidnapped on Wednesday, the 4th of October. 

This led to the arrest of a man suspected to be an informant to the terrorist. 

The incident and arrest was confirmed by ASP Aliyu Abubakar, the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command.

As of Wednesday morning no details concerning the incident were provided. 

He said, “Yes, the incident happened. An arrest has been made. I cannot say anything more than that for now as I am on my way to the institution. Our men are already on the ground there and are on top of the situation.”

According to residents, the terrorist attacked the private residence by 2 a.m. on Wednesday and shot sporadically.

All the kidnapped students were female and final-year students, some residents  claimed.

The Management of the institution was indisposed as of the time the report was made.

Habib Umar, the university spokesman, was said to be at a management meeting while his phone was continuously  dialed.

Most of the students had already left campus. Due to the wrap up of their first semester examination. 

According to a report, a 200-level computer science and Information Technology student, Abubakar Barda, was killed during a brawl with other students over a female student.

Six students who are connected to the incident are currently in detention.