More details have emerged on Thursday’s attack on Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State, by gunmen suspected to be bandits.
A teacher, who did not want to be named, told Daily Trust that the gunmen conveyed their victims in a bus belonging to a parent.
According to the school official, they had received information on a plan to invade Birnin Yauri community.
He said a detachment of mobile policemen were deployed last week to the school, to prevent the attack.
The teacher said when the bandits finally struck, the security operatives engaged them in a shootout but they were overpowered.
He said after abducting the victims, the bandits used a bus belonging to the parent of the student who came to the school to pick his son who was to write JAMB on Saturday, to evacuate the victims.
“All I can tell you now, is one of the policeman guarding the school was killed. Many of our students, both male and female, were abducted by the bandits. It is a co-education school, you know it is a Federal Government College,” he said.
“Three or four teachers of the college were abducted. Out of the abductees, there is a Vice Principal and a female teacher. Two students, a male and female, were said to have been shot by the bandits. The boy was shot on the buttocks while the girl sustained a gunshot injury on her arm.”