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Nigeria: Bandits Invade Another School in Northwest Kaduna, Abduct ‘Many Students’ 

Many students of Bathel Baptist High School,  Damishi, Kaduna, are feared abducted by bandits. The bandits were said to have invaded the school at about 2am on Monday. The hoodlums

Nigerian soldiers and police officers stand at the entrance of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Mando, Kaduna state, on March 12, 2021, after a kidnap gang stormed the school shooting indiscriminately before taking at least 30 students around 9:30pm (2030 GMT) on March 11, 2021. – Gunmen raided a college in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped at least 30 students, government officials and parents said on March 12, 2021, in the latest mass abduction targeting a school. (Photo by Bosan Yakusak / AFP) (Photo by BOSAN YAKUSAK/AFP via Getty Images)
Many students of Bathel Baptist High School,  Damishi, Kaduna, are feared abducted by bandits.
The bandits were said to have invaded the school at about 2am on Monday.

The hoodlums were said to have been in larger number, armed  with sophisticated weapons.
Many of the students are believed to have been abducted, though the number is yet to be determined.
Kaduna state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, said his son who is also a student in the school was among some of those who narrowly escaped the bandits.
He  said many of the students were  missing, explaining that it is not possible to determine the number of those abducted until those who probably ran into hiding are back and a census of the students is taken.
He however said, a lot of the students are believed to have been abducted.
“We cannot give the exact figure of those abducted for now, until those who ran into hi for safety are back and a census of the students is taken,  but we know they took a lot of students.
“I am just speechless, I don’t know what to say! My son was among the students who narrowly escaped.
“I am part of this unfortunate incident because it is my church. This is a very, very sad situation for us.
“I was informed that bandits invaded the school around 2am.
“They have just started the NECO exam and see what we are going through”, Hayab said.
Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, did not respond to telephone calls when contacted.
The latest attack on the school came less than 24 hours after bandits, in the earlier hours of Sunday raided  the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre, Zaria, abducting seven people include a nursing mother.
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