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One killed, Many Students, Teachers Kidnapped As Armed Men In School Uniform Attack Secondary School In Niger State

Valentine Chinyem



Armed men have attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local government area of Niger State.

According to Channels Television on Wednesday, a student died during the incident, while several students as well as teachers and their family members residing within the college staff quarters were abducted by the gunmen.

A government source who pleaded anonymity disclosed this to Channels Television via telephone conversation in the early hours of Wednesday.

Thr source revealed that, the attackers stormed Government Science College Kagara at about 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically.

In the process, a student was killed while some others sustained gunshot injuries.

The source could not, however, give the number of persons abducted and those injured as at the time of filing the report

The source further added that the gunmen were dressed in the same school uniform used by the students, disguising to be members of the school.

The latest attack comes barely three days after gunmen attacked a bus belonging to the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) along Minna-Zungeru Road and abducted at least 21 passengers.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Abubakar Bello, has shut down all boarding school in the state, and ha promised to secure the release of the students.