Bandits have yet again kidnapped some pupils in Kaduna. This time, from a UBE primary school at Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA of Kaduna state.
The gunmen abducted some teachers from the school as well.
A resident told TheCable the gunmen invaded the school on Monday morning just as it was resuming for the day.
It is not immediately clear how many persons were taken hostage.
The state police command has been contacted for details.
Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the attack but could not provide details of those kidnapped.
“The Kaduna State Government is receiving security reports of kidnapping of some pupils and teachers in a primary school located in Rema, Birnin Gwari local government area,” he said in a statement.
According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA.
“The Kaduna 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.”
The attack took place just a few days after some students at the Federal College Of Forestry Mechanisation in Igabi LGA were abducted.
The 39 students abducted from the school are yet to be released. There is also no official information yet on where they are kept.