Confirmation of the incident was given by the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, to journalists on Wednesday.
During the visit to the school, Mr. Aruwan disclosed that the victim is a staff of the private university.
He went on to say that the number of students abducted is yet to be determined but will be ascertained after a proper headcount of the students.
While briefing the journalists, he said, “Yesterday Tuesday 20th of April 2021, at 8:30 pm we received a distress call that armed bandits were attacking Greenfield University, troops and other security agencies were immediately deployed to the institution.
“The troops did not come in contact with the bandits because they escaped; unfortunately, a staff of the university was killed by the bandits.
“Furthermore, an unspecified number of students were kidnapped; as we speak we are still working around the general area so that we can get the actual figure”.
He, the commissioner gave an assurance to the residents that the military and security agencies are working non-stop for their release.
“We will keep you informed on other developments”, the commissioner added.
Gunmen stormed the university and began shooting sporadically last night said Eyewitnesses, who also saw them made away with students.
The residents made mention of the university having a population of forty students and also the area being one of the kidnapper’s major centres, with castigation as to why the area does not have enough security on the ground, making it an easy target.