Gunmen have reportedly invaded Bagiwa village in Mani local government, Katsina state, killing two university students.
The marauders also injured one and kidnapped another, all students of Al-Qalam University, Katsina.
Those killed are Ibrahim Bature, 22-year-old 400 level student, and Rabi’u Abubakar, 21-year-old 200 level student.
A spokesman of the family of the students, Alhaji Lawal Bagiwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) in Bagiwa that the gunmen also shot and injured the victims’ 60-year-old mother and kidnapped their elder brother, Umar.
He further disclosed that the gunmen, who invaded the village around 1:15am on Sunday, June 24, attacked the family house, shooting indiscriminately without demanding for anything.
Bagiwa stated that since the gunmen left with their brother, they had not yet establish contact with them and they are not sure if the kidnapped victims are even alive or dead.
He said that the family could not figure out the motive behind the killings and kidnapping. Bagiwa said that the Katsina state commissioner of police had visited the house and promised to rescue the kidnapped victim.
The public relations officer of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident said that the police have already started investigations into the matter and further findings will be revealed to the media.