About 17 students of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State have been kidnapped by bandits along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.
According to the university’s local newspaper, The 300 level students of the Department of French were travelling to Lagos for their language immersion program at the Nigerian French Language Village, NFLV, when they were kidnapped by bandits.
News of the kidnapping was communicated by Precious Owunna, a student of the Nigerian French Language Village, who took to her twitter to draw attention of Nigerians to the situation.
Precious tweeted, “Hi guys I don’t know how else to say this,😭😭😭😭😭 we need you prayers please 🙏my friends, my course mate were kidnapped @ Kaduna Abuja road.”
Precious, a UNN student running her program in Badagry, said that a student was shot while attempting to escape and a woman was left behind because she had a baby.
It was gathered that victims of the Sunday’s kidnapping include: Okafor Grace, Kyenpia Bulus, Dickson Afolabi, Jemimah Badmus, Aliyu. S. Adamu, Simnom Praise, Ziya Asoji, Elizabeth John, Victor Agbo and Precious Mutum.
This is the second time the city of Zaria has been hit by this sort of attack in the space of three days. There was the abduction of two children and a lecturer of Electrical and Electronics at the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria on Saturday.