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Unknown gunmen have abducted an unidentified number of students of Green Field University along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in the Chikun Local Government Area.

The attack was said to have occurred on Tuesday night.

It was gathered gunmen invaded the university and started shooting sporadically before whisking some of the students away and killing a staff in the process.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said troops and other security operatives are working in the general area, and the public will be informed of further developments.

A student of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Korede Gbolahan, was on Monday ordered to be remanded in Ilesa correctional centre by an Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for impersonation and writing an examination on behalf of a 200-level student of the institution.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Rasaq Olayiwola told the court that Gbolahan defrauded Osun State University (UNIOSUN) by falsely representing himself to be Ishola Bashir, a 200-level part-time student of Industrial Relations of the institution by sitting and write GNS 212.

The defendant who was arraigned on a two-count charge of impersonation and fraud claimed to be a student of a polytechnic in Oyo State but police investigation later revealed that he was a student of the same university as the student he wrote the examination for.

The police prosecutor, however, added that Gbolahan Korede and one other now at large on March 19, 2021, at UNIOSUN campus in the examination hall committed an offence to wit examination malpractice. 

He further alleged that the offence committed contravened 516 and 484 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II. Laws of Osun State 2002 but the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. 

The counsel for the defendant, Mrs Yinka Dada, prayed for his oral bail in the most liberal term. 

One person has been confirmed dead after South African police have fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse students at the University of Witwatersrand, who are demanding changes to the registration and financial aid policies.

Although it’s unclear if it was a student or passer-by.

The students, in Johannesburg, have been protesting since Monday, blocking roads and causing general disruption over alleged financial exclusion by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said it was looking into the incident.

“The Directorate has dispatched four investigation officers to probe the allegations, the team will also cordon the crime scene and conduct the investigation including locating the person with the video footage, identify eyewitnesses, etc, IPID will ensure the body is protected and carried safe to the mortuary,” it said in a statement.