- The abduction of students by bandits in Niger state came as a terrible shock to many Nigerians
- Shehu Sani, a former senator, has lent his voice to speak against the kidnap of the students
- Sani said this latest bad news means nothing was learnt after criminals kidnapped students in the Kankara part of Katsina recently
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Former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, has expressed pain over the abduction of another set of students in the north.
Sani said the experience of the Kankara kidnap has not taught both state governments and the police any lesson.
He said at the moment, parents are pulling out their children from the Government Science College, Kagara, after bandits abducted their classmates.
The former lawmaker tweeted:
"Parents are just pulling out their Children from the Govt Science College Kagara,the scene of the early morning invasion by bandits. One student is confirmed killed.
"The whereabouts and numbers of those abducted remains http://unknown.No lessons learnt from Kankara."
Earlier, an undisclosed number of students had been abducted in a raid by suspected armed bandits on the Government Science College Kagara in Niger state.
Sani on Wednesday, February 17, confirmed the attack on the school which is his alma mata.
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.
"Early hours of this morning, Armed bandits stormed the Government Science College Kagara Niger State,my alma mata,and abducted some students and staff family members.I just spoke to the principal.This is the clip of one of my past visit to the School."
The bandits in military uniforms attacked the school on Tuesday night, February 16, and overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the students.
It was reported 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 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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