Zamfara: Suspected gunmen abduct college students, kill security official

Zamfara: Suspected gunmen abduct college students, kill security official

Chaos reigned as gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have abducted students from the College of Agriculture and Animal Science in Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The armed men also killed a security personnel.

1st News learned that the bandits stormed the institution around 11 pm on Sunday and kidnapped an unspecified number of students and staff of the Zamfara College of Agriculture and Animal Science

During the attack, the gunmen killed two watchmen.

SP Mohammed Shehu, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara state confirmed the incident, adding that the command will soon release a statement concerning the situation.

This is not the first time that the school is being attacked by bandits.

In July, the Provost of the school, Mr. Habibu Mainasara was kidnapped from his official residence in the institution.

The bandits demanded a ransom of N5 million from his family with negotiations commencing for his release.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated Nigeria will eventually overcome its security and socio-economic challenges as the Spirit of God is in the land.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at the send-off service for Rev. Israel Akanji on Sunday, August 15.

Akanji served as Senior Pastor and Minister in Charge of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja, for 22 years. He is now the new President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

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The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Olasupo Ayokunle, and the Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunimbe Mamora, among other dignitaries and Christian leaders also attended the service.

Citing the first chapter in the Biblical Book of Genesis, Osinbajo related events surrounding the creation of heaven and earth; to the nation’s present challenges and the lives of great individuals.

“Indeed, the lives of great men and women, even as the lives of nations teach important lessons.

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. The beginning was bleak, confused, without form, empty.

“This is the way of the lives of some of the greatest men and women and also nations.

“There might be confusion, grief, trouble, darkness and fear. But even in that confusion, the Bible tells us that the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the face of the deep. God was in the darkness, He did not run away, He is not asleep.

 

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