Just In: Students, Staff Abducted As Gunmen Attack Niger School
Gunmen have on Wednesday invaded Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, abducting a yet unknown number of staff members and students.
According to Channels, at least one student is feared killed, and several other students abducted.
Some teachers and their family members residing within the College Staff Quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen.
The publication stated that a government source who pleaded anonymity disclosed this via telephone conversation in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to the source, the attackers were said to have stormed Government Science College, Kagara at about 2:00 am on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically. In the process, a student was killed while some others sustained gunshots.
As at the time of filing this report, the number of persons abducted and those injured was yet unknown.
The source further added that the gunmen were dressed in the same school uniform used by the students, disguising to be members of the school.
The latest attack comes barely three days after gunmen attacked a bus belonging to Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) along Minna-Zungeru road and abducted at least 21 passengers.
The state governor, Abubakar Bello had condemned the abduction, promising to secure the release of the passengers.
On Tuesday, a statement from the office of the Commissioner of Information in the state, Mohammed Idris said ten persons had been freed from the hands of the bandits.
The information commissioner further claimed that ransom was not paid to secure their release.
The fresh attack also comes barely two months after gunmen invaded Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, kidnapping over 300 students.
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The abduction happened when President Muhammadu Buhari was visiting his home state of Katsina.
More details to come.