Gunmen Attack School, Abduct Students, Others In Niger

 Gunmen Attack School, Abduct Students, Others In Niger

Armed men have attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

The incident started at about 2:00 am on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, when the gunmen shoot sporadically with one student feared killed and several others abducted.

Some Teachers and their family members residing within the College Staff Quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen.

A Government source who pleaded anonymity disclosed this to Channels Television via telephone conversation in the early hours of Wednesday; adding that the operations started from the Staff Quarters and ended in the students’ hostels and in the process, other students were also wounded by gunshots.

The gunmen said to have gathered some Staff and students at a place for hours before moving them out of the School premises to an unknown destination, wore Military uniform and entered the School premises which has about 1000 students, overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the Students and Staff.

A Staff by the name Batagi who was among those kidnapped was said to have escaped while others still with the bandits are Mall, Lawal, Ali, Hannatu and her husband, Dodo, Mohammed Abubakar (Akawu), among others.

Channels Television also learnt that Security Agencies were able to detect the nature of the area, and have started tracing the attackers’ movement while the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft have been seen hovering in the air to track the location of the students.

Kidnappers have in recent times targeted schools in the country, as it would be recalled that less than three months ago, scores of Students were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State but were released by their kidnappers after some days.

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