Gunmen on Tuesday night reportedly invaded Green Field University, located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted some students.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident.
Green Field is the first private university in the state established three years ago.
Witnesses said the gunmen stormed the university and started shooting sporadically, before taking some of the students away.
The locals told Channels that the university with about 40 students population does not have enough security on the ground, despite being located in one of the epicentres of kidnapping, a situation which they believe made it easier for the bandits to gain easy access into the institution.
Kaduna has been facing series of attacks by bandits including assaults on schools.
On March 11th, they attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation Afaka in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped 39 students.