Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Many students kidnapped as bandits attack government college in Niger state .

 An undisclosed number of students have been reportedly abducted in a raid by suspected armed bandits on the Government Science College Kagara in Niger state.


 Shehu Sani, a former Nigerian senator via Twitter on Wednesday, February 17, confirmed the attack on the school which is his alma mater. The activist stated that some staff members of the institution were also abducted by armed men. Sani said he has spoken with the principal of the school about the abduction. 

It was reported that the bandits in military uniforms attacked the school on Tuesday night, February 16, and overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the students. The publication stated that while some students escaped after the raid, a headcount had been conducted at the school to ascertain the actual number of missing students. 

Security agencies have reportedly launched an operation to rescue the students from their abductors. Nigerian Air Force helicopters have reportedly been seen hovering in the air to track the location of the students

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