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BREAKING: One Killed, Others Abducted As Gunmen Attack School In Niger

BREAKING: One Killed, Others Abducted As Gunmen Attack School In Niger

One student has been killed and several other students abducted as armed bandits attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local government area of Niger State.

Naija News gathered that the bandits also kidnapped some teachers and their family members residing within the College Staff Quarters.

According to a government source who spoke to Channels Television on Wednesday, said the students and teachers were abducted at about 2:00 am on Wednesday when the bandits stormed the school.

The source stated that bandits started shooting sporadically. In the process, a student was killed while some others sustained gunshots.

The source could not, however, give the number of persons abducted and those injured as at the time of filing the report

The source further added that the gunmen were dressed in the same school uniform used by the students, disguising to be members of the school.

The latest attack comes barely three days after gunmen attacked a bus belonging to the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) along Minna-Zungeru road and abducted at least 21 passengers.

The state governor, Abubakar Bello had condemned the abduction, promising to secure the release of the passengers.

On Tuesday, a statement from the office of the Commissioner of Information in the state, Mohammed Idris said ten persons had been freed from the hands of the bandits.

The information commissioner further claimed that ransom was not paid to secure their release.

 

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