Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction of pupils and teachers from a primary school in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state, but is still gathering details.
Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the state was still obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers kidnapped.
The state is to issue a “comprehensive statement soon,” said the commissioner.
Gunmen had allegedly invaded a primary school in Rama village around 9am this morning and abducted an unspecified number of pupils and teachers.
“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,” said Aruwan.
“According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA.”
“I have been told that three teachers and some pupils have been abducted but we are trying to ascertain the true situation. Right now, our vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits,” he said.
This abduction is happening about 24 hours after security agents thwarted an attempted abduction of 307 students of Government Science Secondary School in Ikara Local Government Area of the state and another attack at the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) quarters in Igabi LGA of the state.
On Thursday night, bandits had invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA and abducted 39 students comprising 23 females and 16 males.
Security agents had earlier rescued 180 of the students but the gunmen who made away with 39 students are now demanding for a ransom of N500 million.