Breaking: 7 abducted as armed bandits storm another school in Niger

Breaking: 7 abducted as armed bandits storm another school in Niger

- No fewer than seven people have been abducted in Niger state according to emerging reports

- The ugly incident reportedly happened on the night of Saturday, February 27

- The gunmen had earlier invaded Government Technical College, Kagara in Niger state

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that suspected gunmen have kidnapped seven people after storming Government Technical College, Kagara in Rafi local government area of Niger state.

It was gathered that the armed bandits invaded the school on Saturday night, February 27, but found the learning centre empty as students and staff had vacated

Legit.ng recalls that the Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in Rafi, Mariga, Munya, and Shiroro local government areas of the state.

Breaking: 7 abducted as armed bandits storm another school in Niger
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded another school in Kagara, Niger state. Photo credit: @chiefpressngs
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The governor gave the order following the abduction of some student from the Government Science College Kagara.

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The bandits, reportedly left the school in anger, moving to a nearby community and kidnapped at least 7.

A source said Alhaji Aminu, the director of a table water company was among those abducted.

The unfortunate incident came as the students and staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger state were released.

A government official who spoke anonymously confirmed the release of students, saying the children were released from a location close to where some abducted travellers were released.

He said the students are on their way to Minna, the state capital, where they are expected to be received by Governor Abubakar Bello at the Government House in Minna.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that staff, students and others abducted by gunmen from Government Science College Kagara in Nigers state were swapped with arrested bandits.

This came about after days of negotiation between the government and bandits. The kidnapped who were released to a team of police and other security agents around 7am on Saturday, February 27, were received by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.

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