Outrage As Gunmen Abduct Pupils In Kaduna

Gunmen kidnap four students from Nigeria seminary school

Moses Ofodeme

Unknown marauders on Monday abducted some pupils alongside some teachers from a Universal Basic Education primary school at Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA of Kaduna state.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said, in a statement titled, ‘KDSG receiving security reports of kidnapping of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari LGA’, that the pupils and teachers were abducted on Monday.

Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government is receiving security reports; of kidnapping of some pupils and teachers in a primary school located in Rema, Birnin Gwari local government area.

“According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA.

“The Kaduna State Government is currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers reported to have been kidnapped; and will issue a comprehensive statement as soon as possible.”

In an earlier attack on Thursday, suspected terrorists had kidnapped over 30 students when they attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

On Friday, troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division, Nigerian Army foiled an attempt by the bandits to kidnap some students of Turkish International Secondary School located in Rigachikun, Kaduna State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement, said following the firefight, troops were able to rescue 180 persons; comprising of 132 male students; 40 female students; and eight civilian staff.

Another attempt to kidnap students of Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of the state was foiled on Sunday.

While narrating the incident, Aruwan said between the late hours of Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday; some suspected bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, with the intention to kidnap the students.

“Fortunately, the students utilised the security warning system in place and were thus able to alert security forces in the area.

“The security forces, comprising the troops of the Nigerian Army; Police; and some security volunteers, moved swiftly to the school and engaged the bandits; forcing them to flee.

“The military and police are still on the trail of the armed bandits,” he said.

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