This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, during his confirmation of the incident at a press conference, adding that no single student of the school was kidnapped.
The Commissioner added that the bandits rode on motorcycles into the school at about 8:50am and rustled cattle after invading the school.
Aruwan identified the name of the teachers kidnapped by bandits as Rabiu Salisu, Umar Hassan and Bala Adamu.
He explained that pupils who arrived at the school when the incident took place, ran for their dear lives as two people were initially missing during the commotion but were later found.
He disclosed the names of the pupils as Ahmed Halilu and Kabiru Yahaya.
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Aruwan said, “The Kaduna State Government has called this briefing, following the attack by bandits at around 8:50am today Monday 15th March 2021 at Rema Primary School, Magajin Gari Ward 2, of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, and the first update given by the Kaduna State Government which stated that reports were being received of a kidnapping at the said primary school.
“At this time, the state government has compiled and analysed all the security reports and can confirm that there was indeed an invasion of the said school. The government can confirm that three teachers, Rabiu Salisu, Umar Hassan, and Bala Adamu have been kidnapped.
“Pupils who had just arrived at the school to begin the day’s activities, took to their heels in the course of the commotion, as the bandits invaded the premises on motorcycles. This led to two pupils, identified as going missing.
“However, we are happy to inform you that the two missing pupils have been found. We can also confirm that no single pupil was kidnapped from the school. Other than the three teachers previously mentioned, no worker or pupil of the school is missing following the attack.
“Security reports have also revealed that the bandits rustled several cattle and went away with five motorcycles and other valuables.
“In summary, as it stands, three teachers of the Rema Primary School, Birnin Gwari LGA have been kidnapped, and following thorough checks, we can verify that no pupil was kidnapped.”
The Commissioner then disclosed that the Military and other security agencies in the Birnin Gwari general area are in hot pursuit of the bandits to ensure that the three kidnapped persons are rescued safely.