Kaduna State has confirmed that one person was killed and unspecified number of students abducted when gunmen attacked the Greenfield University.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,who confirmed this during the visit to the school disclosed that the victim is a staff of the private university.
He said that the number of students abducted is yet to be ascertained, but will be confirmed after a headcount of the students.
He said ” Last night, the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs received distress calls of an attack by armed bandits on the Greenfield Univerity, situated at Kasarami, off the Kaduna-Abuja Road in Chikun LGA.
“Troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and other operatives swiftly moved to the location and the armed bandits retreated.
“After search-and-rescue operations, a staff member of the university, Paul Ude Okafor, was confirmed to have been killed by the armed bandits, while a number of students were kidnapped.
“The security operatives took custody of the remaining students who have been handed over to the institution, as at noon today, Wednesday 21st April 2021.
“The actual number of students kidnapped is still being sought from the institution’s records.” he said .
The commissioner assured residents that the military and security agencies are working round the clock for their release.