BREAKING : Bandits invade Kaduna school, abduct dozens of pupils


Rampaging bandits on Thursday invaded LEA Primary School, Kuriga (1) in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and abducted dozens of pupils.


The number of persons abducted could not be ascertained as of press time, but residents said they were about 100.

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Head teacher of the school and some other staff are reportedly among the victims.

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It was gathered that the incident happened at 8:20am immediately after the assembly on Thursday.



The junior and secondary school relocated to the school building inside the Kuriga town a few years ago due to insecurity concerns, abandoning their former school building located outside the town.


A resident, Shitu, confirmed the incident, saying most of the pupils ran out of their classes when they sighted the bandits on the school premises.



Another resident, Lawal Kuriga, also told Daily Trust that abducted victims were marched into the forest.


As of the time of filing this report, there was no official reaction from the state government as the Overseeing Commissioner of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, didn’t react to a text message sent to him.

The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, couldn’t be reached on the phone and is yet to reply to a text message sent to him too.



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