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Gunmen kidnap five Katsina varsity students

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The Katsina State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the kidnap of five female students of the Federal University, Dutsinma.

The police also confirmed that a man suspected to be an informant to the terrorists had been arrested

No details concerning the incident were however provided as of Wednesday morning.

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the incident and the arrest.

He said, “Yes, the incident happened. An arrest has been made. I cannot say anything more than that for now as I am on my way to the institution. Our men are already on the ground there and are on top of the situation.”

Residents revealed that the terrorists invaded the private residence of the victims around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, shooting indiscriminately.

Some residents also claimed that all the five kidnapped students were female and were final-year students.

Attempts to get the comments of the management of the institution on the incident were futile.

The university spokesman, Habib Umar, was said to be at a management meeting while his phone continuously rang out.

Only few students were also seen on the main campus as many of them had just finished writing their first semester examination.

The PUNCH reports that a 200-level computer science and Information Technology student, Abubakar Barda, was killed during a brawl with other students over a female student.

Six students are currently being detained in connection with the incident.