• News - North West - Zamfara
  • Updated: August 18, 2021

See Full List Of Abducted Zamfara College Students, Staff

The names of all 19 people kidnapped by bandit terrorists in Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, have been revealed.

Bandits had last Sunday invaded and kidnapped some students and teachers of Zamfara College of Agriculture and Animal Health in Bakura.

The abduction was confirmed by the Deputy Registrar of the college, Aliyu Bakura while speaking with BBC Hausa.

The terrorists also killed four persons, including a police officer and three gatemen, in the attack.

Information gathered from multiple media sources states that the bandits kidnapped 15 Students and four staff.

The students kidnapped are:

  • Isma’il Lawali,
  • Salim Salisu
  • Kabiru Lawali
  • Yasir Lawali
  • Awaisu Jabir
  • Aminu Umar
  • Abba Aliyu
  • Aminu Adamu
  • Usman Umar
  • Umar Haruna.

Staff abducted are:

  • Mustapha Abdullahi Mafara
  • Nusaiba Gambo
  • Hannatu Gambo
  • Hibbatu Gambo.

Others are Usama Lukman, Abdurahman Lukman, Junaidu Yunusa, Abdullahi Bala and Jamilu Kwatarkwashi.

Those who lost their lives include Sani Mohammed Mafara, Lawali Sani Jatau, and Police Inspector Hamza. They were gatemen.

However, the Zamfara college registrar, Aliyu Bakura, said the attackers invaded the school premises with sophisticated weapons abducted and killed the victims.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, visited the school, accompanied by strategic and tactical commanders shortly after the incident.

Governor Bello Matawalle has since vowed to rescue abductees.

This is not the first time bandits will abduct students from schools in Zamfara. On February 26, bandits invaded Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state, and abducted many female students but were later released after spending weeks in custody.

In recent times, the northern part of the country has witnessed a series of abductions of schoolchildren, a development that has led to the closure of many schools in the region.

At the moment, many abducted students from northern schools are still in the custody of bandits.

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