- The Kaduna state government has reacted to the fresh abduction of pupils and teachers in the state
- Samuel Aruwan, the state's commissioner of internal security, said the incident happened at an LEA Primary School
- The commissioner said efforts are still ongoing to get further details, including the actual number of the kidnap victims
The Kaduna state government has confirmed the abduction of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state on Monday, March 15.
This is contained in a statement released by the state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan
The statement cites preliminary reports as indicating that the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the local government area.
Aruwan said the state government is currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers reported to have been kidnapped and will issue a comprehensive statement as soon as possible.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the fresh abduction happened at UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari local government area.
According to some members of the community, the incident occurred while pupils were trooping into the school around 9am on Monday.
Abdulsalam Adam, a resident, said the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles.
The latest incident follows the abduction of abducted 39 students from a federal college, also in Kaduna state.
Meanwhile, the bandits the abduction of the 39 students have demanded N500 million for their release.
Three parents of some of the abducted students confirmed that the abductors have reached out and made a demand of N500 million for their release.
Nuel Edward said:
"This kidnapping has become a daily routine now. It’s really saddening that the innocent suffer this dehumanising evil from the government"
Odo Noble said:
"State of emergency need to be declared in Kaduna"
Diriki John lamented:
"Lord Jesus what is happening to this country Nigeria"
Kingsley Gabriel said:
"The only thing paining me is that it's the poor and innocent that suffers from this ignoble situation... If not, I'd gladly sit and watch the leaders suffer from what they created themselves."
In a similar development, an attempt to abduct students of Turkish International Secondary School, Rigachikun, Kaduna, has been foiled by troops of 1 Division in the state, the Nigerian Army confirmed.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, director of army public relations made the disclosure in a statement on Friday, March 12.
According to Yerima, the school was protected by troops when bandits headed to the Federal School of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Igabi LGA of the state.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_