Bandits armed with assault rifles attacked a secondary faculty in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina State late on Friday, police stated, and two native individuals advised Reuters tons of of scholars had been lacking.
The gunmen stormed the Authorities Science secondary faculty in Kankara district at about 9:40 p.m. native time, and police on the scene returned hearth, permitting some college students to run for security, police spokesperson Gambo Isah stated in an announcement.
Police stated they had been working with the military and air power to find out what number of pupils had been lacking or kidnapped, and to search out them. One officer was shot and wounded within the alternate of fireplace with the gang, they stated.
There have been chaotic scenes on the faculty on Saturday as determined dad and mom and safety personnel gathered to seek for roughly half of the college’s 800 college students who had been nonetheless lacking, one father or mother and a college worker advised Reuters.
Katsina, the house state of President Muhammadu Buhari, is affected by violent bandits who recurrently assault locals and kidnap for ransom. Assaults by Islamist militants are frequent in northeastern components of the nation.
Violence and insecurity throughout Nigeria have enraged residents, notably after scores of farmers had been killed, some beheaded, by Islamist militants in northeast Borno state late final month.
Buhari, who arrived on Friday for every week in his dwelling village some 200 kilometres from Kankara, was scheduled to transient the nation’s Nationwide Meeting on the safety state of affairs final week however cancelled the looks with out official clarification.