The Kaduna State government has confirmed that one person was killed in the attack by gunmen at Green Field University, located in the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
Unknown gunmen stormed the university, the first private university established in the state located along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, on Tuesday night and abducted an unspecified number of students.
According to Aruwan, Paul Okafor, a member of staff of the school was killed in the attack.
The commissioner said the attack was carried out by armed bandits, adding that security operatives were able to intervene when they were alerted.
He said the security agencies have handed over the remaining students to the institution’s management.
Kaduna has in recent times encountered a series of attacks by bandits, including assaults on schools.
Bandits attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA and kidnapped 39 students.
While 10 of the students have been released, the fate of the remaining ones still hangs in the balance.
Bandits had five weeks ago also stormed UBE primary school at Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has repeatedly insisted his government will not pay ransom to the kidnappers.