Two workers members and one of many college students kidnapped by suspected bandits from Zamfara College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura have escaped and returned to the faculty.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Provost of the College, Ali Atiku, whereas talking to journalists on Monday.
“Two workers (members) and one pupil escaped from the bandits after they kidnapped them and returned to the college early this morning.
“As I am talking to you now, we have formally discovered that the bandits have kidnapped 15 students all of them male, three women and one person who are also our staff and killed two of our security watchmen.”
The Provost of the College, Alhaji Habibu Mainasara, was also kidnapped earlier in the year and later released.
SaharaReporters had reported that gunmen suspected to be bandits abducted many students and others from the school.
A source had said, “The gunmen got here on bikes and arrived on the college on Sunday night, taking pictures sporadically.”
Niger, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and plenty of different states in North-west and North-central Nigeria are bedevilled by bandits assaults.
The bandits kill and kidnap at will regardless of the massive deployment of cops and troopers to the affected states.
The newest incident comes a number of weeks after bandits kidnapped college students of Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
In February 2021, gunmen struck the Government Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State, abducting college pupils, lecturers, and employees.
Also on December 11, 2020, 344 secondary schoolboys had been kidnapped from Kankara in Katsina, the house state of President Muhammadu Buhari, whereas he was there.
In February 2018, 110 schoolgirls had been additionally kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. Five died within the course of whereas others had been later launched, besides Leah Sharibu, a Christian lady who refused to resign her religion.
Hundreds of schoolgirls had been additionally kidnapped in Chibok in 2014 by Boko Haram, a few of whom haven’t been launched until date.