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Katsina: Armed Men Reportedly Storm Govt Science Secondary School, Kidnap Dozens Of Students (photos)

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Katsina: Armed Men Storm Govt Science Secondary School, Kidnap Dozens Of StudentsUnidentified armed men have on Friday night invaded Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and kidnapped dozens of students.

According to HumAngle, the attack on the school and environs started at about 11 pm and lasted for over two hours.

Following the raid, a yet to be known number of students and residents of the town were declared missing.

Katsina: Armed Men Reportedly Storm Govt Science Secondary School, Kidnap Dozens Of Students
Residents of the area outside the secondary school following the incident. Photo: HumAngle.

It was learnt that the terror gang invaded the school on foot, unlike previous attacks in which they carried out similar attacks using motorbikes.

The attack comes few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Daura, Katsina state for a one-week visit.

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Katsina: Armed Men Reportedly Storm Govt Science Secondary School, Kidnap Dozens Of Students
Residents of the area outside the secondary school following the incident. Photo: HumAngle.

A policeman who spoke on anonymity confirmed to the publication said;

The group walked confidently into the school premises and kidnapped an undisclosed number of students.

As I speak to you now, no one can tell you the exact number of the students that were abducted and in the custody of the armed men.

He added;

They (gunmen) shot our colleague and the gateman too but they are all alive receiving treatment now.

Katsina: Armed Men Reportedly Storm Govt Science Secondary School, Kidnap Dozens Of Students
Residents of the area outside the secondary school following the incident. Photo: HumAngle.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the attackers stormed the school in large number around 10 – 11 pm, forcing many students to run into the bush seeking help.

As at the time of filing this report, it was not clear how many students were in the custody of the abductors or went into hiding in the bush.

This incident happened two days after armed groups kidnapped a village head and 20 other civilians in Gamji village Sabuwal Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Via HumAngle.

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