President Buhari has reacted to the the abduction of students of Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
He condemned the kidnap as he directed security chiefs to the state.
We had earlier reported that, gunmen suspected to be armed bandits on Wednesday invaded Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State.
According to reports, they gunmen kidnapped an unknown number of staff members and students, killing one of the students
The armed men were said to have invaded the school around 3 am.
“At about 3 am last night, bandits attacked Government Science College in Kagara, killing one and abducting an unknown number of students. Some staff members, their spouses, children were also abducted by the bandits,” a source told SaharaReporters.
President Buhari in a statement released by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, directed the Armed Forces and Police, to ensure the immediate and safe return of all the captives. The President has also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College.
”President Buhari has assured of the support of his administration to the Armed Forces in their brave struggle against terrorism and banditry and urged them to do all that can be done to bring an end to this saga, and avoid such cowardly attacks on schools in the future.
“Our prayers are with families of the victims of this attack,” said the President as he condemned as cowardly the attack on innocent school children.
The incident comes barely two months after gunmen invaded Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, kidnapping over 300 students.