The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, has confirmed that a member of staff of the Greenfield University, Kaduna, one Paul Ude Okafor was killed during the attack on the school.
NaijaNewsNow reports that gunmen invaded the school on Tuesday night, abducting an unspecified number of students at the campus located at Kasarami off the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
According to Aruwan, while providing an update, said troops of the Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) and other operatives swiftly moved to the location and the armed bandits retreated.
He said: “After search-and-rescue operations, a staff member of the university, Paul Ude Okafor, was confirmed to have been killed by the armed bandits, while a number of students were kidnapped.
“The security operatives took custody of the remaining students who have been handed over to the institution, as at noon today, Wednesday 21st April 2021.
“The actual number of students kidnapped is still being sought from the institution’s records.
“Troops and other security operatives are working in the general area, and the public will be informed of further developments.”