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Insecurity: Bandits Invade Kaduna School, Kidnap Primary School Pupils And Teachers

Following recent reports of kidnapping in Kaduna State, some pupils from a Universal Basic Education primary school at Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA of Kaduna state have been kidnapped today.

According to reports, the gunmen also abducted some teachers from the school during the incident which happened on Monday morning.

Samuel Aruwan, who is the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State confirmed the abduction of the primary school pupils and teachers. He made this known in a statement titled, ‘KDSG receiving security reports of kidnapping of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari LGA’.

The statement read that, “The Kaduna State Government is receiving security reports of kidnapping of some pupils and teachers in a primary school located in Rema, Birnin Gwari local government area. According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA”.

The statement read further that, “The Kaduna State Government is currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers reported to have been kidnapped and will issue a comprehensive statement as soon as possible”.

This is coming after bandits invaded and kidnapped over 30 students at the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Thursday.

Also on Friday, troops of Quick Response Force of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, rescued students of Turkish International Secondary School located in Rigachikun, Kaduna State from attempted kidnap by bandits.

It was also reported that another attempt to kidnap students of Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State failed on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has ordered the Federal Government to rescue the abducted pupils immediately.

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