Police confirm abduction of 15 students, woman by bandits in Sokoto

THE Sokoto State police command has confirmed the abduction of 15 Tsangaya students by bandits at the Gidan Bakuso area of Gada Local Government Area in Sokoto State.

Reports indicate that the event happened on the school grounds around 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

Confirming the incident in a chat with The ICIR on Saturday, the Sokoto state police command spokesperson, Ahmad Rufai, said 15 students were abducted within the school. At the same time, a woman was kidnapped outside the school.

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” Yes, it is true. They invaded the school and took the Almajiri children and abducted a woman on their way out,” Rufai stated.

He said the tactical unit of the command had been mobilised to go after the bandits.

“We are on a special mission to recover the victims, and we will get them back.”

He gave assurance that the police were on top of the situation.

Also confirming the incident to Punch, a member of the state House of Assembly for the Gada-East constituency, Kabiru Dauda, said he received a call from the village at around two in the morning informing them that bandits had invaded the town.

Recall that The ICIR reported on Thursday, March 7, that over 280 pupils and teachers of Government Secondary School and LEA primary school at Kuriga, Kaduna State, were abducted by bandits.



    The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. while the students assembled for their morning brief.

    The Headteacher of the school and some other staff were reportedly among the victims. According to Shitu, a resident of the town, most of the pupils ran out of their classes when they sighted the bandits on the school premises.

    However, a teacher of the school, Sani Abdullahi, said at least 287 students and a principal, Abubakar Isah, were abducted when bandits invaded the School, Kuriga, Kaduna State.

    Abdullahi revealed this during the visitation of Governor Uba Sani and some other state government officials to the school hours after the incident, noting that 187 students were abducted from the secondary school section and 125 from the primary school section, totaling 312 students.

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