- Another day, another unfortunate incident of kidnapping by armed bandits in Nigeria
- This time, Plateau state in north-central Nigeria is in the news for school abductions
- Security operatives around the area, however, repelled the attack and minimised the possible abduction of dozens of students
Armed bandits have abducted two students of the Calvary International Ministry, CAPRO, in Barkin Ladi Local government area of Plateau state.
The school is a few kilometers away from the Yakubu Gowon International Airport Haipang in the north-central state.
Eye-witnesses say the school was attacked on Wednesday night, April 28 by the heavily armed gunmen.
An eyewitness told The Nation the gunmen attempted to kidnap dozens of students who were asleep before some of them noticed and quickly alerted security agencies.
The security operatives were said to have responded swiftly, forcing the attackers to flee with two students.
One of the abducted students later escaped during a gun duel between security personnel and the abductors.
CAPRO is an international interdenominational Mission Agency with over 700 missionaries from 26 countries operating in 35 countries in North and sub-Saharan Africa.
Meanwhile, following fears of an alleged impending invasion of Abuja by terrorists and armed bandits, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command has ordered the deployment of personnel in the borders with neighbouring states.
Arise TV quoted the spokesperson of the FCT police command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, as saying the seat of power was safe.
In a related development, the chairman, House of Representatives committee on the army, Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas has lamented the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country.
According to the All Progressives Congress federal lawmaker from Adamawa state, the insecurity situation in the country has gone from bad to worse.
Namdas also lamented that there is inadequate personnel of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Police Force, and other security agencies to tackle the crisis in the country.
Similarly, Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has decried the high state of insecurity in the country.
The governor lamented that the Nigerian economy cannot achieve growth and development without a safe environment for businesses and investments to thrive.