Six pupils at the Local Government Education Authority Primary School, Alwaza, in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State were abducted on Friday morning by gunmen who stormed the premises.
A source who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the incident took place at about 7 am when students were arriving for the day's lessons.
“The entire incident is very confusing. We never expected that such a thing could happen in our community.
“The school children, about six of them were kidnapped by the heavily armed men and they took them to an unknown destination.
“As residents of the community, we could not do anything to rescue them because the criminals were well armed but we informed the police about the development and I believe that they will make efforts to rescue the kidnapped pupils.”
Speaking on the abduction, State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, refuted reports that six pupils were kidnapped on the school premises.
According to him, those taken are two boys, 7 and 8 years old. He added that they were on their way to school when the sad incident occurred.
Nansel added that as soon as the police received the information, the Commissioner of Police, Maiyaki Baba, led officers of the command, vigilante groups, and other security agencies to the scene of the attack.
“The information I have is that two boys between ages 7 and 8 were the ones taken away on their way to school at LEA primary school, Alwaza village.
“On receipt of the information at 7:10 am today, a joint team led by the commissioner of police comprising of the police, military and vigilantes were mobilised to the scene of the attack to rescue the kidnapped pupils and track down the criminals.
“We are still on the trail of the abductors and we promise to do everything within our powers to address the situation.”
The Okomu Oil Palm Company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot...LEARN MORE
FTN Cocoa processors Plc was formerly registered as Fantastic Traders Nigeria li...LEARN MORE