BREAKING: Bandits Kidnap Students in Sokoto State 2 Days after Kaduna Abduction

Mar 9, 2024 | Entertainment, News

Two days after the abduction of over 280 pupils in Kaduna state, bandits in the early hours of Saturday, March 9, reportedly kidnapped an unspecified number of Tsangaya students at Gidan Bakuso in Gada local government area of Sokoto state.

The students were abducted from their school around 1:am on Saturday, according to Daily Trust.

Tsangaya students abduction: 15 students missing

The proprietor of the school, Liman Abubakar, was cited as saying that 15 students were unaccounted for so far even as the counting of students and others were ongoing.

Abubakar said the bandits invaded the town around 1am, shot one person and abducted a woman.

His words:

“As they were leaving the town, they sighted our students rushing into their rooms and they kidnapped many of them.

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“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more.”

According to Abubakar, this was not the first time the village was attacked by bandits.

Lawmaker speaks on Tsangaya students abduction

Meanwhile, Kabir Dauda, the member representing Gada-East Constituency at the state House of Assembly, has confirmed the attack.

He said he received a call from the village around 2am that bandits invaded it.

“I reached out to the local government authorities and security agencies and I am sure they are doing something about it,” he said.

Bandits kill village head in Isa LGA gathers that bandits also attacked and killed three persons at Turba village in Isa local government area of the state, including the village head.

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A member representing Isa Constituency, Habibu Modachi, reportedly confirmed the incident.

He believed it was a reprisal after security operatives raided bandits’ hideouts two days ago.

Police unaware of attacks

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Sokoto state police Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, said he was not aware of the developments.

He, however, said he would contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the local government areas for updates.

It was gathered that the attack came at a time when the state was witnessing the passing out of its Community Guards Corps, the initiative of the state government aimed at curtailing banditry.


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