1 killed as gunmen kidnap JSS3 students in Kaduna

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Gunmen have reportedly abducted an unconfirmed number of students from a school in Kaduna State.

The incident took place on Monday at Prince Academy in Samba-Kasaya, a village around the Buruku area in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

Those kidnapped are said to be some JSS 3 students who are preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) before the armed men invaded the school at about 7 am and took them away.

The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident and the number of those abducted.

But a security source in the area told Newsmen that a member of a local group in the village was shot dead by the gunmen while some villagers were also abducted along with the students.

The source also disclosed that troops of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have begun a manhunt of the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the victims and bringing the culprits to justice.

Monday’s attack comes a week after the state government announced that JSS3 students in the state would resume classes on 16 and 17 August.

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