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Kaduna Govt Speaks After Gunmen Attack On Private University In The State

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The Kaduna State government has confirmed gunmen’s attack on Greenfield University, a private institution of higher learning located in the state.

The statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed that a staff of the school identified as Paul Ude Okafor was killed during the attack but the number of students kidnapped by the gunmen is yet to be established.

Naija News earlier reported that armed men invaded the school located along the Kaduna-Abuja highway around 10.30 pm on Tuesday, shot a security guard, and escaped with an unknown number of students.

Mr. Aruwan in a statement on Wednesday about the incident disclosed that troops of Operation Thunder Strike, OPTS, and other security operatives were promptly dispatched to the school after a distress call was received.

“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.

“Troops and other security operatives are working in the general area, and the public will be informed of further developments,” the statement noted.

Meanwhile, the Divisional Police Headquarters, Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State has been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the police facility in the early hours of Wednesday.

Two of the police officers on duty were reportedly killed and several others injured, while the police station was burnt.

Sources confirmed that the attack on the police station started at about 2:30am and lasted for about one hour.



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