Hundreds of Students Abducted in Niger State, Nigeria

In yet another high-profile kidnapping incident, hundreds of students from an Islamic school have been abducted in Niger State.

It is yet another massive abduction of children in the state after the abduction of students of the Government Science College, Kagara.

The state government is yet to confirm the number of affected students but has revealed the veracity of the incident.

Wasiu Abiodun, the Spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command also confirmed the incident. He said “On 30/05/2021 at about 1500hrs (3 p.m), armed bandits on board motorcycles in their numbers invaded Tegina town, Rafi LGA shooting indiscriminately and abducted a yet to be ascertained number of children at Salihu Tanko Islamic school, Tegina. The bandits shot one person dead in the process.

“However, the Command has immediately mobilized all tactical teams including operation puff 2 to the location for rescue of the victims.”

School abductions have become commonplace in Nigeria, albeit sadly, with more than 700 students kidnapped in 2021 alone.

There have been students’ abductions in Jangebe in Zamfara State and Kankara, Katsina State.

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