Some pupils and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, who escaped abduction on Wednesday have recalled how they evaded the gunmen.
Recall that one student was killed and several other students abducted as armed bandits attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi LGA of Niger State.
The bandits also kidnapped some teachers and their family members residing within the College Staff Quarters.
According to a government source, the students and teachers were abducted at about 2:00 am on Wednesday when the bandits stormed the school.
The police have intensified their search in the forest as security sources hinted that the place those abducted were kept might have been located.
Recounting his experience, a pupil, simply identified as Ndako, said: “I ran into the bush. It was dark and they were shooting but I kept running seriously. Luckily, I got to a house and hid behind it. Three other students met me and we stayed there till morning when we came out.”
A staff member, Aliyu Isah, who said his family members were abducted, added that he could not believe he came out of the ordeal alive.
“I ran toward the field and they were shooting at me. I did not run straight. I was swerving to escape their bullets. I ran until I got to a house where I hid until after 2 am when the kidnappers left,” Isah said.
Ndako and Isah spoke with Channels through the telephone on Thursday. They said the bandits wore military outfits when they broke into the hostels and some of the staff quarters in the college.
Security sources said: “I can confirm to you that after the aerial surveillance, two kidnapping groups have been spotted. They have been keyed at a corner in danger zone right now. They are not even talking about negotiations as they are concerned about their safety.”
According to TheNation, one of the parents of another kidnapped staff member, Khamis Tahir, said the whereabouts of his daughter and six members of her family had yet to be established.
He said his son-in-law escaped when the bandits were leading them to one of the hostels.