Over 200 students have been kidnapped by armed gunmen in an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
Zayyad Mohammed, a witness and a resident of area, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on the phone.
The government of Niger state have also confirmed the report. The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, said the number of the abducted students is yet to be ascertained.
He said, “Yes, there was an attack at the Islamiyya school, but we do not have the exact number of students that were abducted yet. We are in touch with parents in the area to know those whose children were abducted.”
While confirming the incident, the state government said, “Conventional Islamiyyah students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted.
Meanwhile, one person has been confirmed dead while another was critically injured while the gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30 pm on Sunday.