Bandits invade Primary School, kidnap tutors, pupils in Kaduna

Bandits invade Primary School, kidnap tutors, pupils in Kaduna
Charles Nwoke, Kaduna, Nigeria

March 15, 2021 

Image provided courtesy of local sources, fair use. 

Suspected armed bandits have abducted students and teachers from UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area Council of Kaduna State.

Residents of the area said that the incident happened on Monday while pupils were trooping into the school premises around 9:00 am.

According to a member of the community, Abdulsalam Adam, the gunmen stormed the school on motorcycles numbering about 12.

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.

“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.”

Another resident of the area, Mai Saje 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.”

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

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

Recall that this incident is happening 24 hours after Republic Underground reported that security agents frustrated an attempted kidnap of 307 students of Government Science Secondary School in Ikara Local Government Area Council of the state.

On Thursday night, bandits had invaded the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA and abducted 39 students comprising 23 females and 16 males.

Remember that security operatives had earlier rescued 180 of the students, but the gunmen who whisked 39 students away to an undisclosed location are now demanding a ransom of N500 million, and they have resulted in torturing the students and threatening to kill them.