The administration of the Federal University in Gusau, Zamfara State, has directed students residing in the Damba district of Gusau to either move to Sabon Gida or remain within the Gusau metropolis in the state's capital.
This was contained in a statement issued by the institution’s information officer, Comrade Umar Usman, stating that the students would be more secure in Gusau town or Sabon Gida village.
The statement reads in part, “the university management wishes to urge students to either relocate to Sabon Gida, which is now well secured with armed security operatives or stay within Gusau metropolis.
“This is because they are more vulnerable to bandit attacks when living at the outskirts, especially Damba.”
Usman further stated that the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji and Metro Joint Patrol (Eagle Eye) have successfully rescued all the four kidnapped students of the institution who were abducted on Saturday, 14th October 2023, at Sabon Garin Damba Area, Gusau.
“Two out of the four kidnapped students escaped after they were abducted while the remaining two were rescued after the military troops engaged the bandits on heavy gun battle,” he said.