Kebbi school kidnapping: Gunmen attack federal government college Yauri
Reports from Kebbi State in northwest Nigeria say another mass kidnapping attack has happened at Federal Government College Yauri.
It is not yet clear how many students were kidnapped but one school staff that managed to escape estimate the number to be about ’30 students’.
Abubakar Suru told the BBC that he together with some students layed low inside a classroom.”the gunshot we heard, I’ve never heard anything like it before. They entered the school at around 12:30pm and began shooting.”
“They kidnapped over 30 students, they also destroyed my car parked outside and stole about N100,000, one police man was also killed.”
The gunmen attacked the school in the town of Yauri, and captured the students after a gun battle with security forces.
Officials at the school are conducting a headcount to find out the actual number of children that are missing.
In neighbouring Niger State, more than 130 Qur’anic school children were kidnapped by bandits last month and are still missing.
And in nearby Kaduna, parents of Greenfield university students that were kidnapped two months ago say they paid lots of money as ransom to buy the freedom of their children.
Nigeria has experienced plenty of school kidnapping attacks from late 2020, as no less than 1000 students have fallen victims.