- Some unknown gunmen on Tuesday, August 17, abducted pupilss of the Islamiyya school in Katsina state
- The criminals whisked away the students while attending evening lesson to a destination yet to be discovered by security agents
- The Katsina state government and the police are yet to react to the incident as at the time of filing this report
According to the reprort, the victims were kidnapped while attending evening lesson within the school premises.
The whereabouts of the victims are not known as at the time of filing this report.
The Guardian confirming the abduction revealed that eight pupils were kidnapped from the Islamic school on Tuesday, August 17.
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Gunmen kill 1, abduct 200 students in northern state
During the attack on Sunday, May 30, a resident of the area was shot dead by gunmen while another person was hit by bullets.
This was made known by a resident of Rafi, Zayyad Mohammed, on Sunday. Although Ahmed Matane, the secretary to the Niger state government confirmed the development.
Buhari reacts to Niger school abduction, sends urgent message to security agencies
The Nigerian leader ordered security and intelligence agencies to expedite efforts towards the recovery of the 200 children kidnapped from an Islamic school in Niger state.
This was made known by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, and sighted by Legit.ng on Monday, May 31.
Niger governor approves death by hanging of convicted bandits, kidnappers, others
In a related development, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has signed a new law that recommends death by hanging in public for convicted kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and their informants.
Bello in a statement shared on his Facebook page on Friday, July 16, said he assented to some laws which include anti-kidnapping and cattle rustling law.
According to the governor, the Kidnapping and Cattle Rustling Special Provisions Law of 2016 was amended to provide punishment of informants and all those involved in aiding and abetting the criminals.