Six people kidnapped in university attack
On Tuesday, gunmen raided the staff quarters of the University of Abuja in central Nigeria and kidnapped six people.
“Suspected bandits attacked the staff quarters of the university in the early hours of today. We have a report that four of our staff and their children were, nevertheless, abducted,” the university said on its Facebook page.
The attack took place close to the Nigerian Army’s barracks.
“The eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the bandits operated for over an hour and 30 minutes,” said Sahara Reporters.
“The bewildered residents of the staff quarters and neighbours tried without success to reach out to security agents… some soldiers finally responded after the bandits had a free reign without resistance…a public primary school behind the quarters was used by the bandits as their operational base while the assault lasted.”