The Nigeria Police have confirmed the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina state by bandits.
This is just when on Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state on a week-long vacation.
Media reports say that the bandits first abducted the wife of an employee in the school after which they stormed the students’ hostel and abducted many students.
Reports further disclosed that when troops of the Nigerian Army arrived at the school, the bandits escaped with some of the students, while some others ran away during the gun duel between the troops and the bandits.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah said headcount of students was still being done to ascertain the abducted number.
“We are still taking the headcount of the students. Maybe no student was even abducted as some of the students had to escape from the school during the gun duel. So, I cannot give you the exact number of students actually abducted for now,” he told Punch.
A senior staff at the school equally said the headcount of the students were being taken as of the time of filing this report.
The staff who pleaded for anonymity, added that parents of wards have rushed to the school to know the fate of their children.