One student dead as gunmen attack and abduct students and staff of a school in Niger

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Some students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have been abducted by armed men.

A government source in a chat with Channels TV disclosed that family members of the staff residing within the colleague were abducted by the gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to the source, the attackers, were dressed in the same school uniform used by the students,
disguising to be members of the school and were said to have stormed the school and started shooting sporadically at about 2am. The operations started from the staff quarters and ended in the students’ hostels and in the process, a student was killed while some others sustained gunshots.

However, the number of persons abducted and those injured, were not disclosed as at the time of filing the report. ChannelsTV reports that a staff by name Batagi, who was among those kidnapped, has escaped and is in the school.

The latest attack comes barely three days after gunmen attacked a bus belonging to the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) along Minna-Zungeru Road and abducted at least 21 passengers.

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