UPDATED: Bandits abduct female students in Kebbi


…Kidnap five teachers, kill policeman

The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of one police officer and abduction five teachers and unspecified number of students at Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Birnin-Yauri Kebbi state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday.

He said; “The truth is that the attack took place; and five teachers have been taken away – four male and one female.

“But the number of students abducted is not known yet.

“The attack took place around 12pm; and during the cross fire between police and the bandits some students had been injured and one police officer was injured and another one was killed.

“These are the facts I can give you, for now.”

He added that only the principal of the school could give the exact number of students abducted.

“The principal is not in a good state of mind as I am speaking to you now; because parents have trooped into the school searching for their children.

“So the principal cannot make proper head count.”

One of the parents of the abducted students who spoke via phone said; “as I am talking to you now my son is in the school and I am on my way to that school.”


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