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In Another Assault on Schools, Bandits Kidnap At Least 15 Students In Sokoto State

“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more.”

Suspected bandits, on Saturday, kidnapped no fewer than 15 Tsangaya students in the Gidan Bakuso area of Gada Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State.

The incident, according to sources, took place at about 1a.m on Saturday at the school premises.

Confirming the unfortunate incident, the proprietor of the school, Mallam Liman Abubakar, said, “They invaded the town around 1a.m., shot one person, and abducted a woman in the process.

“As they were leaving the town, they sighted our students rushing into their rooms and they kidnapped many of them.

“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more,” he said

Also confirming the incident, a member, representing Gada-East constituency at the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Dauda, said he received a call from the village around 2 a.m. that they were invaded by bandits.

“I reached out to the local government authorities and security agencies and I am sure they are doing something about it,” Dauda said.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, said the command has deployed a team to ascertain the real situation.

“We have mobilised our men to ascertain what actually happened; I can assure you that we are on top of the situation. I will brief you on it,” he added.

Chuks Okocha, Olawale Ajimotokan, John Shiklam and Onuminya Innocent

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