- Students across Nigeria are now in fear over frequent abductions by bandits
- The insecurity challenges in northern Nigeria has caused concern to government officials
- President Buhari said bandits will not be allowed to destroy the school system
There was panic at the Sani Dingyadi Secondary School in Sokoto on Sunday, March 14, when a suspected thief tried to escape through the school premises.
TVC News reported that the incident caused fear among the students who taught their school had been invaded by kidnappers.
While students were said to have scampered for safety in neighbouring communities, others called their parents thinking it was a case of kidnapping.
However, it was discovered that the commotion was caused by people who chased a thief who ran into the school.
On getting the information, Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal, visited the school alongside his deputy Manir Mohammed Dan’Iya.
The governor explained that there was no kidnap attempt on the school.
He said the commotion was involved a motorbike thief who was chased by some people and ran into the school a situation that caused panic among the students.
Members of the community told Daily Trust that the incident occurred while pupils where trooping into the school around 9am on Monday.
Abdulsalam Adam, a resident, said the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles. Mohammadu Birnin Gwari, a resident of Birnin Gwari, said two of his brothers were among the teachers abducted.
In another news, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the military for rescuing 180 students from bandits in Kaduna state.
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, a presidential aide on Monday, March 13, Buhari urged the military to rescue the other students that were declared missing.
The president said the country will not allow would-be terrorists and bandits targeting schools to destroy the school system.
Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.