One killed as 200 students abducted in Niger state


About 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted.

One person was said to have been shot dead while another was critically injured after the gunmen carried out the kidnap operation on Sunday evening.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, said the number of the abducted students is yet to be ascertained but government is in touch with parents in the area to know those whose children were abducted.

While confirming the incident, the state government in a statement said, “Conventional Islamiyyah students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted.

“The number of abducted students of the Islamiyya is yet to be confirmed as the very little ones that cannot go through the bush path are released.

“However, two people were shot in the cause of the attack with one person confirmed dead while the other person is critically injured.

“The State Government is still gathering detail security reports on the attack so as to take necessary measures to secure the release of those kidnapped”.

Police spokesman in the state Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the bandits attack at Tegina, Rafi LGA.

Police said ‘’the armed  bandits on board motorcycles in their numbers invaded Tegina town, Rafi LGA shooting indiscriminately and abducted a yet-to-be-ascertained number of children at Salihu Tanko Islamic school, Tegina. The bandits shot one person dead in the process.”


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