BREAKING NEWS: Bandits Invade Sokoto School, Abduct Many Tsangaya Students

BREAKING: Bandits Invade Sokoto School, Abduct Many Tsangaya Students

Invade Sokoto , Abduct Many Tsangaya

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Many Tsangaya Students have been abducted in Sokoto by bandits.

Newsone  reports that bandits have reportedly kidnapped an unspecified number of Tsangaya students at Gidan Bakuso in Gada local area of Sokoto state.

This online news platform understands that the Tsangaya Students were abducted from their school around 1:am on Saturday.

The propiretor of the school, Liman Abubakar, who confirmed the abduction, said 15 students were unaccounted so far but “we are still counting.”

According to Abubakar, the bandits invaded the town around 1am, shot one person and abducted a woman.

“As they were leaving the town, they sighted our students rushing into their rooms and they kidnapped many of them.

“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more,” he said, adding that this was not the first time the was attacked by bandits.

Also, Kabiru Dauda, member, representing Gada-East Constituency at the state of Assembly, while confirming the attack, said he received a call from the village around 2am that it was invaded by bandits.

“I reached out to the local government authorities and security agencies and I am sure they are doing something about it,” he said.

Newsone also gathered that bandits attacked and killed three persons at Turba village in Isa Local Government Area of the state, including the village head.

A member representing, Isa Constituency, Habibu Modachi who confirmed the incident, believed it was a reprisal after security operatives raided bandits' hideouts two days ago.

The spokesman of the Sokoto Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa'i, said he was not aware of the development but he would contact the Divisional of the local government areas and get back to our reporter.

The attack came at a time the state is witnessing the passing out of its Community Guards Corps, the initiative of the state government aimed at curtailing banditry.

Meanwhile, Newsone reports that the abduction of the Tsangaya Students in Sokoto is coming two days after bandits stormed the LGEA Primary School, Kuriga (1), Chikun Local Government Area of , northern Nigeria on Thursday morning, March 7, 2024, and kidnapped scores of pupils and teachers.

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