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  • Updated: December 12, 2020

Bandits Invade Govt Sec. School, Abduct Scores Of Students In Buhari's Katsina

Bandits Invade Govt Sec. School, Abduct Scores Of Students I

Bandits on Friday night invaded Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and abducted many students.

Recall AllNews had reported on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently on a weeklong visit to Daura, his home town in Katsina State.

It was learnt that the bandits had operated at the Kankara town where they abducted some people before finally invading the boarding school at about 10:00 pm on Friday.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the arrival of President Buhari in Daura, his hometown.

AllNews understands that the scenario forced the remaining students, who survived the invasion, to vacate the school in the night as parents were said to be busy searching for their children up till Saturday morning.

This newspaper gathered that an headcount is being conducted to ascertain the number of students missing.

The bandits riding on motorcycles, according to a credible source in the school, came in large numbers and started shooting sporadically.

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He said: “They abducted many of our students who were inside their hotels. I cannot say how many people were kidnapped, but they went away with many students.

“As we speak this morning (Saturday), our remaining students had left the school and their parents are here with us trying to know their whereabouts,” he said.

School Principal, Usman Abubakar confirmed the attack.

He said the bandits also stormed the staff quarters, seized a wife of a staff, but later freed her.

Soldiers were said to have confronted the criminals, which made them flee into nearby bush with their young victims.

Meanwhile, as of the time of publishing this report, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, could not be reached.

Banditry violence has affected populations living in Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi and Katsina states in Nigeria's northwest region.

About 21 million people living in these states have been exposed to insecurity from activities of bandits.

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