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Gunshots As Unknown Gunmen Attack Niger Varsity

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Wednesday night attacked the main campus of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

Tracknews Online learned that the gunmen reportedly attempted to invade the institution around 11:30pm as students returned to their lodges from the campus.

According to the institution’s Student Union President, Shuaib Isiaka Yahaya, gunshots were heard in front of the school gate, leading to students scampering for safety.

There is a security challenge at the FUT Minna Gidan Kwano campus, we urge all our students to be in their respective lodges and stay calm,” he told reporters.

Meanwhile, members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday attacked Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that residents of the town had to flee their homes to avoid being killed by the notorious terrorist organisations.

The gunmen, who came in their numbers, attacked the village in the morning, burning down several houses.

A witness told Daily Trust that the Boko Haram insurgents operated in Krangla community, which is about eight kilometers away from the town.

While a military convoy reportedly whisked the traditional ruler out of the town, many residents had to flee into the bushes and surrounding mountains to escape the attack.

Confirming the attack, one of the parents of the abducted Chibok Girls, Bulama Jonah, said he ran into the bush to hide with many other people until the Boko Haram insurgents left the town.

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