Unknown gunmen believed to be bandits have stormed the Islamiyya School at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State to kidnap about 200 students.
The incident which happened at around 4:30pm on Sunday has claimed a life and another severely injured according to reports.
Confirming the incident to The Punch, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matan, said the exact figure of abducted students is yet to be ascertained.
According to him, “ 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.”
“ The number of abducted students of the Islamiyya is yet to be confirmed as the very little ones that can not go through the bush path are released.
“However, two people were shot in the cause of the attack with one person confirmed dead while the other person is critically injured.
“The State Government is still gathering detail security reports on the attack so as to take necessary measures to secure the release of those kidnapped”.