Gunmen kill one, abduct students in Niger

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Adebayo Ayinde, Minna

Some students and staff of Science College, Kagara, in Niger State, were kidnapped when bandits stormed the school on Wednesday morning.

A student was also reportedly killed by the bandits during the attack.

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According to a source within the area, the attack started from the staff quarters and ended in the students hostels.

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The source told The PUNCH that the bandits attacked the school at 2am.

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The source said, “A staff by name Batagi, who was among those kidnapped, has escaped and is in the school now (as of the time of filing this report). Others are still with the bandits.”

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Wednesday attack happened barely two months after bandits kidnapped over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.

The incident happened in December exactly on the same day the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), visited his home town in Daura, also in Katsina.

The lads were, however, released some six days later but it wasn’t clear whether ransom was paid or not to secure their freedom.

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