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Kaduna: Kuriga 1 under Bandits attack, abduct over 200 pupils, head teacher


Kaduna: Kuriga 1 under Bandits attack, abduct over 200 pupils, head teacher

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Bandits, Thursday morning, stormed LGEA Primary School, Kuriga (1), Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State and kidnapped scores of pupils and teachers.

Newsman gathered that the incident happened at about 8:20 am immediately after the morning assembly.

Locals said the Headteacher of the school and some other staff were among the victims.

A former Kaduna senator, Shehu Sani, expressed displeasure on the incident, expressing optimism that they would be free.

‘’It’s tragic to hear that 232 students have just been kidnapped in Karuga village, Chikun LG in Kaduna State.

“It’s the same village where a school principal, Idris Sufyan was killed and his wife kidnapped over a month ago. However, I’m optimistic their freedom will be secured,’’ he said.

The junior and secondary schools relocated to the school building inside the Kuriga town a few years ago due to insecurity concerns, abandoning their former school building located outside the town.

A resident, Shitu, confirmed the incident, saying most of the pupils ran out of their classes when they sighted the bandits on the school premises.

Another resident, Lawal Kuriga, also said that the abducted victims were marched into the forest.

As of the time of filing this report, there was no official reaction from the state government or the police.

The figure released by the former senator has also not been confirmed by the police.