A resident of Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State has described how bandits abducted 27 students and 15 workers of the Government Science College.
The resident who spoke on the condition of anonymity noted that the victims were tied in pairs and taken away.
The man noted that the bandits attacked the school in military uniform around 2 am.
The source further stated that the bandits before entering the GSS Kagara parked their motorcycles close to Attahiru Secondary School, a distance of one kilometre to the GSS Kagara.
He stated, “When they (the victims) were being taken away, I saw that they were tied in pairs and marched to where the motorcycles were parked from where they were taken into the bush.”
A worker of the school, who spoke on condition of anonymity, with the Punch, stated that the gunmen entered the from the rear, where the fence had fallen.
The worker further stated that the bandits headed to the staff quarters, where 15 workers, including teachers, were kidnapped before going to students’ hostel.
The source added that a senior secondary school 3, Bejamin Abila, who raised the alarm when the bandits were approaching the hostel was shot dead.
“They abducted 27 students in the hostel and tied all the abductees in pairs before taking them out of the school,” the source stated.
Another source lamented the dilapidation of the school, saying it was prone to bandits’ attacks.
Parent of a worker in the school, Khamis Tahir, said “I got a call that kidnappers had invaded the Government Science College, Kagara. Immediately after my prayer, I moved down to the school. I realised that my daughter together with some students had been kidnapped. We are here and many security agents have been moving up and down here”, but up till now we have not heard anything.”