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One killed, two abducted as gunmen invade host community of FUT, Minna

One person has been killed while two others have been kidnapped in an attack on Gidan-Kwano, the host community of the main campus of the…

One person has been killed while two others have been kidnapped in an attack on Gidan-Kwano, the host community of the main campus of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State.

The gunmen operated directly opposite the main gate of the university.

Students, wo live off campus, are many in the affected community.

Sources told our correspondent that the gunmen struck in the wee hours of Thursday.

Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident but said the situation is under control.

However, he was silent on the death of a resident.

“At about 2330hrs, some suspected hoodlums attacked a shop at Gidan-Kwano opposite FUT Gate and abducted two children of the shop owner.”

“Police/vigilante were immediately drafted to the scene for aggressive manhunt of the hoodlums and during stop and search, one of the suspect was intercepted and arrested at Barkuta village,” he said in a statement.