BREAKING: Bandits abduct primary school teachers, pupils in Kaduna

Bandits on motorcycles have stormed a primary school in Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State and abducted some pupils and teachers.

Eyewitness said the bandits came to the school around 9:00 a.m. on Monday when the pupils were arriving the school.

According to source, the gunmen came on about 12 motorcycles and abducted three teachers and some pupils.

“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,” the eyewitness said.

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

This was contained in a statement 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.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported a similar incident on Friday when 39 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State were abducted by bandits.

The gunmen have since released several videos showing the abducted students being maltreated as they beg the governments to pay the N500m ransom being demanded by the criminals.

Parents of the students had also confirmed that the abductors have reached out and are demanding the sum of N500 million.

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