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No Clear Number of Students Abducted in GSS Kankara

No Clear Number of Students Abducted in GSS Kankara

A few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Katina State on Friday for a visit, bandits invaded Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in the state and abducted scores of students, Nigerian Sketch has been informed.

But the number of students forcefully taken by the bandits has not been ascertained by Saturday afternoon.

The bandits, armed with guns, invaded the school about 10:15pm in a commando manner, sending the policemen guarding the school away and proceeding to the school hostel where they took away scores of students.

Information has it that a staff’s wife was equally abducted, even though men of the Nigerian Army later arrived at the school but the bandits have almost completed their operation, and the gun battle that ensued did not deter them from escaping with the bulk of the students they have taken.

Residents said the gunmen arrived Kankara around 10pm on about 150 motorcycles, and strategically left some of them to man the road leading to the school while the remaining went to the school.

Katsina State Police Command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident, was quoted to have said authorities “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.”

The Kankara community, known for its farming of cotton, has been thrown into a state of confusion, with parents who have children in the school coming to ascertain the safety of their wards.


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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