Bandits consolidate stronghold in Zamfara, kidnap 15 students, 4 college staff; kill 3

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Bandits have continued to consolidate their stronghold in Zamfara State, carrying out their violent trade without restraint. A gang of bandits on Sunday invaded Bakura College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura Local Government Area, Zamfara State, killing over 3 people, including a policeman, kidnapping 15 students, in addition to the injured.

The Deputy Registrar of the College, Aliyu Atiku, was gathered to have admitted that about 15 students, 4 staff, including 3 women, were kidnapped by the bandits in the operation.

The Deputy Registrar had disclosed that the bandits invaded the College at about 10.00pm on Sunday night, sustaining their operations for over one and half hours.

However, 2 staff and 1 student among the kidnapped 15 persons, were said to have escaped from the captivity of the kidnappers. They were said to have returned to the College in the early hours of Monday.

Deputy Registrar Atiku further disclosed that people killed by the bandits included 2 security guards of the College and one police officer.

The Provost of the College of Agriculture and Animals Science, Habibu Mainasara, was kidnapped about two months ago by bandits in Zamfara State.

Meanwhile, the bandits are not considering any reason for retreat or ending their violent trade in Zamfara.

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State had after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja, a fortnight ago, said that governors are waiting for the containment of the bandits before they can unveil the development policies and the good things they have for the people. Apparently, bandits have halted governance in northwest Nigeria, currently.

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