Gunmen Kidnap Secondary School Students In Katsina State

The Police Command in Katsina, has confirmed that gunmen attacked Government Science Secondary School Kankara on Friday night.

The incident happened a few hours after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), arrived Daura, Katsina state for a week-long private visit.

The command’s Public Relations Officer SP Gambo Isah, announced the news of the attack to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina. He said, “On Friday around 11:30 p.m., gunmen in their numbers attacked the school with dangerous weapons.

They began to shoot and engaged our men guarding the school in a duel. That gave some students an opportunity to jump over the fence and run into the town for safety. The gunmen also shot one of the security guards at the gate who is presently responding to treatment,” he said adding that no student was killed.

The number of students that have gone missing or have been kidnapped has not yet been ascertained. However, parents of wards have made their way to the school to know the fate of their children.