Bandits have abducted two persons from a shop opposite the Permanent site of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state.
Those abducted were suspected to be the sales representatives for a flourishing shop opposite the university main gate.
The incident reportedly occurred at about 8pm on Wednesday when the armed gun men stormed the area riding on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
The incident created panic among students who were staying off campus, forcing them to run helter skelter.
The police and other security operatives quickly rose to the occasion and in a face off with the gunmen killed two of them while the others escaped with their victims.
The state police commissioner, Bala Kuyars has confirmed the incident, saying that two of those working in the shops were kidnapped.
The police boss asked students and their lecturers to remain calm and go about their normal duties as the force is “on top of the situation”.