Bandits again attack primary school in Kaduna, kidnap teachers, pupils

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Gunmen have reportedly attacked a UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping some teachers and pupils of the school.

Members of the community told Daily Trust that the incident occurred while pupils were trooping into the school around 9: am on Monday.

Abdulsalam Adam, a resident, said the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles.

“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 said.

“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, said: “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 school and we have sent for security agents but they have not arrived yet.”

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Mohammadu Birnin Gwari, a resident of Birnin Gwari, said two of his brothers were among the teachers abducted.

He gave their names as Umar Hassan and Rabiu Salisu Takau.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has said it is receiving security reports of the kidnap of the pupils and teachers.

This was contained by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, on Monday.

“The Kaduna State Government is currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers reported to have been kidnapped and will issue a statement as soon as possible,” he said.

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