Insecurity: Bandits kidnap teachers, primary school pupils in Kaduna

*Kidnappers on motorcycles, again, have abducted some teachers and pupils of LEA Primary School, in Rama village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In the continued attacks on innocent school children in recent times, bandits on motorcycles again, have stormed a primary school and abducted some pupils as well as teachers of LEA Primary School, in Rama village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State of Nigeria.

Eyewitness said the bandits came to the school around 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 15, when the pupils were arriving the school, according to report.

It was gathered that the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles, and abducted three teachers and some pupils.

A resident, Abdulsalam Adam, had disclosed that the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles, reports Daily Nigerian.

Adam said: “I have been told that three teachers and some pupils have been abducted but we are trying to ascertain the true situation.

“Right now, our vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits.”

He added: “We are in the school right now, what we are trying to do is comb the bushes because some of the children ran into the bush.

“So, we don’t know how many were abducted at the moment.”

Mai Saje Rama, another resident in the area as well said that teachers were also abducted along with the pupils.

Rama stated: “There is a particular parent whose name is Halilu. He said he saw them carry his son on a motorcycle.

“Most of them decided to brave it by going after the bandits. We are in the school and we have sent for security agents but they have not arrived yet.”

In the meantime, ConsumerConnect learnt the Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction at the LEA Primary School, Rama village of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Honourable Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, who in a statement confirmed the incident Monday, said the state government was currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers involved in the incident.

The Commissioner stated that the state government would issue a comprehensive statement “as soon as possible”.

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