Zamfara State

Students at Gusau University Protest The Kidnapping of Five of Their Peers


To protest the kidnapping of five students from the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara State, hundreds of students blocked the Gusau-Kaduna route.

Bandits kidnapped five students from the school last Friday night. Outraged, the students blocked the road, leaving a number of drivers stuck for many hours.

Many of the students sat on the major road and demanded that the proper authorities act immediately to address the security issue in the college, making efforts by the security officers to disperse them ineffective.

Professor Muazu Abubakar, the institution’s vice-chancellor, who was present at the scene of the incident, pleaded with the protesting students to let cars drive across the road, but they ignored him.

Although Professor Muazu reassured the students that the school would take measures to provide proper security, the students insisted that they would not leave.

Hundreds of vehicles were jammed onto the road at the time this report was filed, and students were yelling that the government had failed.

Many pupils have been abducted in the past, according to Musa Shehu, a student who talked to PUNCH, but nothing was done to save them.

“He declared, “Many students from this university have been abducted, but nothing is being done to save them.

There are currently some pupils in a bandit camp, and the authorities are doing little to save them.