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


  • In Gada LGA, Sokoto state, an unspecified variety of Tsangaya college students have been reportedly kidnapped by bandits within the early hours of March 9
  • The proprietor of the college acknowledged that 15 college students have been unaccounted for, with ongoing efforts to find them
  • Moreover, bandits killed three individuals, together with a village head, in a separate assault in Isa LGA, though the police spokesperson stated he was unaware of those incidents

Legit.ng journalist Nurudeen Lawal has 8 years of expertise masking Presidential Administrations

Gada LGA, Sokoto stateTwo days after the kidnapping of over 280 pupils in Kaduna state, bandits, within the early hours of Saturday, March 9, reportedly kidnapped an unspecified variety of Tsangaya college students at Gidan Bakuso within the Gada native authorities space of Sokoto state.

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The scholars have been kidnapped from their college round 1:am on Saturday, in line with Day by day Belief.

Bandits invade school in Nigeria
A person stands within the abandoned college dormitory after bandits invaded and took away over 300 schoolgirls in Jangede, Zamfara State, in northwest Nigeria, on February 26, 2021.
Photograph: HABIBU ILIYASU/AFP
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Tsangaya college students abduction: 15 college students lacking

The college proprietor, Liman Abubakar, was cited as saying that 15 college students have been unaccounted for thus far even because the counting of scholars and others was ongoing.

Abubakar stated the bandits invaded the city round 1 am, shot one particular person and kidnapped a lady.

His phrases:

“As they have been leaving the city, they sighted our college students speeding into their rooms they usually kidnapped lots of them.

“Now we have to this point counted 15 who’re lacking and we’re nonetheless looking for extra.”

In line with Abubakar, this was not the primary time the village was attacked by bandits.

Lawmaker speaks on Tsangaya college students abduction

In the meantime, Kabir Dauda, the member representing Gada-East Constituency on the state Home of Meeting, has confirmed the assault.

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He stated he acquired a name from the village round 2am that bandits invaded it.

“I reached out to the native authorities authorities and safety companies and I’m certain they’re doing one thing about it,” he stated.

Bandits kill village head in Isa LGA

Legit.ng gathers that bandits additionally attacked and killed three individuals at Turba village in Isa native authorities space of the state, together with the village head.

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

He believed it was a reprisal after safety operatives raided bandits’ hideouts two days in the past.

Police unaware of assaults

In the meantime, the spokesman of the Sokoto state police Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, stated he was unaware of the developments.

He, nevertheless, stated he would contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the native authorities areas for updates.

It was gathered that the assault got here at a time when the state was witnessing the passing out of its Neighborhood Guards Corps, the initiative of the state authorities geared toward curbing banditry.

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Learn extra about banditry in Nigeria:

Why banditry has lasted for lengthy – Sani

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna, blamed corruption for Nigeria’s years-long battle with banditry and terrorism.

Sani acknowledged this whereas talking on an area on X organised by Legit.ng.

He stated that terrorists are “afraid” of attacking targets in neighbouring nations like Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, however the identical can’t be stated of Nigeria.

Supply: Legit.ng



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