The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the death of the students in a statement on Friday in Kaduna.
Several students were abducted on Tuesday night from the university campus at Kasarami village off Kaduna-Abuja highway, and one person was killed in the process.
“The remains of three students were found today (Friday), in Kwanan Bature village, a location close to the university and have been evacuated to a mortuary by the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, and the Force Commander, Operation Thunder Strike, Lt.Col. MH Abdullahi.”
The statement said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai had condemned the killing, describing it as sheer wickedness, inhuman and outright desecration of human lives by vile entities.
He said that the bandits represented the worst of humankind and must be fought at all cost.
The governor appealed to citizens to come together against forces of darkness challenging national security and the very existence of the Nigerian State.
El-Rufai condoled with the families of those killed and prayed for the repose of their souls.