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Terrorists Abduct Five Female Varsity Students In North West Nigeria 

Nigerian campuses are becoming more unsafe for students, especially for young girls, with terrorists routinely abducting them. 

Five female students of the Federal University Dustin-ma in Katsina state Northwest Nigeria have been abducted by terrorists close to the institution in the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 4. 

According to a member of the university community who spoke anonymously to HumAngle, four of the five girls are final year students and the abduction happened during a graduation party. 

“The students went to a party to celebrate their graduation from the school. But because the the place they went for the party was close to the by-pass, it is possible that the terrorists were moving around when they stopped at and picked up the students,” he told HumAngle on the phone. 

But spokesperson of the Katsina state police command, Abubakar Aliyu said the students were seized at their private hostels behind Mariamoh Ajiri Memorial School, Dutsin-Ma.

However, the police said they have arrested one of the informants of the terrorists in relation to the kidnap.

On Sept. 23, at least 22  female students of the Federal University Gusau,, North West Nigeria were abducted in their private hostels. But three days later, the university authorities confirmed the rescue of 13 of the students while two escaped, with eight of the young girls still under captivity. 

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Mahdi Garba

Mahdi Garba covers development, security, conflict, climate & disinformation at HumAngle. He heads the Humanitarian Desk at HumAngle. He tweets regularly @MahdiGarba.

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