Kaduna college abduction: Police launch manhunt after bandits kidnap over 280 college students


At the least 200 college students and academics have been kidnapped by bandits who attacked the Native Schooling Authority (LEA) major college in Kuriga, Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State, on Thursday.

Mansir Hassan, spokesperson for the Kaduna State Police Command, confirmed the incident and guaranteed {that a} particular police unit is looking for the kidnapped victims.

The assault, which occurred round 8:30 am, comes only a day after Boko Haram insurgents reportedly kidnapped 300 girls in Borno State.

Mass abduction

An nameless supply from the neighborhood revealed that the bandits surrounded the varsity throughout morning meeting and kidnapped college students from each the first and secondary faculties. The secondary college had beforehand been relocated to the first college on account of safety issues.

One instructor, recognized as Isa, was additionally kidnapped. A pupil, Rabilu, was shot throughout the assault however luckily survived and is receiving remedy at Birnin Gwari hospital.

Group in shock

The assault has solid a shadow of concern over the Kuriga neighborhood. Residents expressed concern concerning the lack of correct safety measures, with the closest safety publish situated distant in Udawa.

“The vigilante right here aren’t nicely outfitted,” a resident lamented. “We’re additionally afraid of renewed assaults as a result of the bandits is likely to be hiding someplace.”

Federal response questioned

The assault raises questions concerning the effectiveness of the federal authorities’s Secure Faculties Initiative, launched after the 2014 Chibok schoolgirls’ abduction. The initiative included a nationwide plan with a finances of N144.8 billion allotted between 2023 and 2026.

Home urges motion on Borno kidnapping

In the meantime, the Home of Representatives referred to as on safety companies to safe the discharge of 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. This kidnapping is taken into account the second largest in Nigeria’s historical past, following the Chibok schoolgirls’ abduction.

The Home Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, urged for swift motion to rescue the kidnapped girls, particularly contemplating the upcoming Worldwide Girls’s Day.

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