Many students of Government Science College (GSC) kagara, in Niger State have been abducted by armed bandits.
According to PRNigeria the bandits in military uniforms, stormed the school premises with a close to 1000 students on Tuesday night, overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the students.
Some students escaped after the raid.
A headcount is being conducted at the school in the wee hours of Wednesday to ascertain the actual number of missing students.
Security agents have started tracing the bandits’ movement while NAF aircraft have been seen hovering in the air to track the location of the students.
This incident comes days after armed fighters intercepted a bus and abducted 21 passengers near Zungeru in the Yakila District of Rafi.
They were travelling in the Niger State Government-owned transport authority vehicle on Feb. 14.
In a video shared online, the passengers are surrounded by fighters armed with AK pattern rifles and at least one rocket-propelled grenade.
In Dec. 2020, hundreds of schoolboys were kidnapped in Kankara town of Katsina state and were released days later after negotiations and ransom payment.