Bandits, on Thursday, attacked the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State, police one policeman and abducting an unspecified number of students.
According to reports, the bandits also abducted a teacher, a vice-principal, the school security officer and a wife of a teacher whisking them, alongside the students to an unknown destination in two Hilux pick-up vehicles.
A student of the school confided in journalists that most of the students that were abducted belonged to the senior secondary school one and two.
Other sources also said that the kidnappers in their large numbers, armed with sophisticated weapons stormed the school on Thursday.
“The kidnappers invaded the school at 10am and killed one security agent attached to the school and injured a student.
“The kidnappers in their large numbers overpowered a team of mobile policemen that attempted to repel the attack.
“Shortly after the gun battle with the police, the kidnappers broke into the school and whisked away some students and four others in two Hilux vehicles to an unknown destination.
“Following the attack, the whereabouts of at least three staff members and a wife of a teacher have yet to be ascertained. The school is still collating the number of abducted students”, a source said.
Confirming the development, the state police command spokesman, Nariu Abubakar, in a statement, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Adeleke Adeyinka has condemned the attack on the school.
He stated: “The commissioner of police has assured parents and guardians of students that the command is following credible leads and intensifying efforts to track the assailants and ensure the rescue of the missing students and teachers.
“A combined team of police operatives from the police mobile force, anti-kidnapping and counter-terrorism units are currently combing nearby forests, routes and suspected hideouts of the criminals.”