Breaking: Bandits storm primary school in Kaduna, abduct teachers, pupils
- Some innocent Nigerians have been kidnapped in Kaduna state
- The incident occurred while pupils were trooping into the school around 9am on Monday
- Meanwhile, vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits
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In another heartbreak for Nigerians, bandits have abducted students and teachers from UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state, Punch reports.
Daily Trust added that the incident occurred while pupils were trooping into the school around 9am on Monday.
According to Abdulsalam Adam, a resident, the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles.
“I have been told that three teachers and some pupils have been abducted but we are trying to ascertain the true situation. Right now, our vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits."
“We are in the school right now, what we are trying to do is comb the bushes because some of the children ran into the bush. So, we don’t know how many were abducted at the moment.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru on Sunday, March 14 assured that the ongoing war against Boko Haram will soon be over.
Attahiru made the comment in Yobe state when he visited troops of Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army in Damaturu.
The COAS told the soldiers that he came to assure them that Boko Haram would be ended within a reasonable period of time.
Meanwhile, men of the Nigerian police have made the country proud by shooting to death two suspected criminals.
This comes as the police operatives gunned down two kidnappers in Anguwar Hausawa, Naharati community in Abaji Area Council, Abuja.
They were killed during an exchange of gunfire with the police and members of the vigilante group guarding the area.
Still on security, Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central district, has shared an update concerning the abduction of students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Kaduna state.
The outspoken social commentator on Saturday, March 13, maintained that at that moment, none of the children kidnapped have either been released or freed.
While urging Nigerians to keep the students in their prayers, the human rights activist called on other schools to take precautions.
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