Terrorists on Saturday, attacked a community in Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), killing one, and leaving others injured, Vanguard has reported.
An eye witness said the terrorists stormed Dundayen Bakin Gulbi village, 600 meters from the university main campus, and shooting sporadically.
Muhammad Bello who drives a tricycle (Agwagwa) a resident of Kwalkwalawa village, said the attackers also ransacked an MTN mast in the village where they carted away a number of mobile phones brought for charging.
According to him, when the gunmen stormed the village, youths in the community resisted and confronted the gunmen, which forced the attackers to open fire and killing one.
“Last week, our community sent two trailers load of onions to Ghana for sales, I am sure the attackers believed the Onion merchants are back from the trip and they are in money which they wanted to rob” says Bello.
“We believed the attackers are those who knew in and out of our village and the University. I am appealing to the University management to checkmate the activities of persons residing in rented apartments around the University, where we are certain some of the suspects might be harbouring”
Reacting to the attack, a university security personnel, Rufa’i Rabe said, the attack occurred outside the perimeter fence of the institution.
“I am the operation officer in the office of the University chief security officer, I will not go further as the happening was out of our jurisdiction” says Rabe.
“If you want further clarification and more information, please drop your contact and we will get back to you on Monday”
“Our Vice Chancellor was not in the state, he travelled out and am sure he will be back by Monday”
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Lawal Bilbis could not be reached for comments.