Students and teachers from UBE Primary School in Rama, a village in Kaduna State’s Birnin Gwari Local Government District, have been kidnapped by bandits.
According to members of the group, the incident occurred about 9 a.m. on Monday as students were arriving at school.
According to Abdulsalam Adam, a local, the gunmen arrived on about 12 motorcycles.
“I have been told that three teachers and some pupils have been abducted but we are trying to ascertain the true situation. Right now, our vigilante boys and other volunteers have gone after the bandits,” he said.
“We are in the school right now, what we are trying to do is comb the bushes because some of the children ran into the bush. So, we don’t know how many were abducted at the moment.”
Mai Saje Rama, another resident, said: “There is a particular parent whose name is Halilu. He said he saw them carry his son on a motorcycle. Most of them decided to brave it by going after the bandits. We are in the school and we have sent for security agents but they have not arrived yet.”
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