At the least one individual is confirmed to have been killed in what has develop into the most recent in a string of faculty kidnapping raids the nation has seen this 12 months.
“Armed bandits on board bikes of their numbers invaded Tegina city, Rafi LGA, taking pictures indiscriminately and kidnapped a but to be ascertained variety of kids at Salihu Tanko Islamic college,” state police mentioned.
“The bandits shot one individual useless within the course of,” the police assertion added. In line with state police officers, tactical groups have been “instantly mobilized” as a part of efforts to rescue the victims. “The Command requires calm because the Police and different safety companies shall do all the things humanly doable to make sure that the youngsters are rescued unharmed,” state police mentioned.
A spokeswoman for Niger State Authorities, Mary Noel-Berje, informed CNN on Monday that not less than 11 of the youngsters kidnapped through the raid have been later let loose.
“11 kids have been launched due to their tenderness…the little or no ones that could not undergo the bush path, the abductors’ escape route, have been launched,” Noel-Berje mentioned.
In line with the federal government spokeswoman, the varsity focused within the assault contains of kindergarten, elementary and center college age kids.
“The federal government is working to determine the variety of kids kidnapped. A house-to-house depend is ongoing,” she added.