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Bandits again strike, abduct pupils and teachers at Kaduna primary school

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Bandits struck again in Kaduna at the Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Rama village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, abducting unspecified numbers of pupils and their teachers.

The number of pupils abducted could not be ascertained, but a source in Birnin Gwari said two of the teachers were among those abducted.

It was learnt that the gunmen also abducted some teachers from the school during the incident.

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the abduction of primary school pupils and teachers.

Aruwan said, in a statement titled, ‘KDSG receiving security reports of kidnapping of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari LGA’, that the pupils and teachers were abducted on Monday.

He did not give the number of those abducted.

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“The Kaduna State Government is receiving security reports of kidnapping of some pupils and teachers in a primary school located in Rema, Birnin Gwari local government area.

“According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA.

“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 comprehensive statement as soon as possible.”

The latest incident occurred after security agencies, on Saturday, repelled attempts by bandits to attack the Government Science Secondary School, Ikara.

Bandits had on Thursday kidnapped over 30 students when they attacked the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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