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Teacher Recounts How Gunmen Kidnapped 280 Students From Kaduna School



Notorious Kidnappers Apprehended In Kaduna 

On Thursday, March 7, gunmen attacked Government Secondary School Kuriga in Kaduna State, kidnapping 280 pupils and teachers, News About Nigeria reports.

Sani Abdullahi, a teacher at the school, revealed this information after a headcount was conducted.

The assailants, riding motorcycles, stormed LEA Primary and Secondary School, Kuriga during the students’ assembly at approximately 8:30 am, abducting pupils aged between eight and 15, including teachers.

One girl was shot during the incident and is currently receiving medical attention.

Sani Abdullahi, the teacher present during the abduction, recounted the experience, stating that the bandits surrounded the school premises, leading to confusion.

He said that the bandits instructed them to enter the bush, and Abdullahi, along with many others, managed to escape.

However, the vigilantes and KADVS personnel attempting to rescue the children faced challenges, with one vigilante losing his life, according to the teacher.

Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani, visited the community and received updates from Sani Abdullahi.

Security agencies are actively searching for the missing children, and Governor Sani has assured the public that measures are in place to ensure the safe return of the pupils and students.

He has briefed President Bola Tinubu and the National Security Adviser on the situation.

Governor Sani announced the establishment of a Security Committee for Kuriga, comprising members from key stakeholders in the community, security agencies, and the state government.

This incident follows the killing of a school principal and the kidnapping of his wife in January.

Governor Uba Sani reassured the community, especially parents, that all necessary steps would be taken to secure the safe return of the kidnapped pupils and students.

He revealed that there are plans to establish a military base in Kuriga to strengthen security in the area.