Bandits Attacks School, Kidnaps Teachers and Students in Kaduna.

Armed Bandits have abducted students and teachers from UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The attack occurred while pupils were trooping into the school around 9:am on Monday.

A resident Abdulsalam Adam confirmed the attack. He said the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles.

“I have been told that three teachers and some pupils have been abducted but we are trying to ascertain the true situation. Right now, our vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits,” he said.

“We are in the school right now, what we are trying to do is comb the bushes because some of the children ran into the bush. So, we don’t know how many were abducted at the moment.”

Another resident Mai Saje Rama said a particular parent whose name is Halilu saw bandits carry his son on a motorcycle.

Rama further stated that security operatives have gone after the bandits but they are yet to return.

Meanwhile, last week gunmen raided a college in north-west Nigeria and kidnapped 39 students, in the latest mass abduction targeting a school.

The gang stormed the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando, Kaduna state, at about 9.30 pm on Thursday, shooting sporadically before taking students.

The Kaduna college was said to have about 300 male and female students, mostly aged 17 and older, at the time of the attack.

The Kaduna State commissioner for internal security, Samuel Aruwan, said 39 of the students were missing while the army was able to rescue 180 people after a battle with the gunmen.

Aruwan said, “further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits, indicate that 39 students are currently unaccounted for, which includes 23 females and 16 males.”

The latest attack is one of many in the northern part of Nigeria in the last 30 days.


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