Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, abducting three teachers and 30 students.
SaharaReporters gathered that the bandits on motorcycles came from Rijau forest to storm the school on Thursday after overpowering the mobile police unit guarding the school, killing one officer.
“Heavily armed bandits on motorcycles from neighbouring Rijau forest to stormed the school after overpowering the mobile police unit guarding the school.
“One policeman was killed during gun battle with the terrorists. The situation at Birnin Yauri is tense and people are in a state of confusion,” a source said.
The incident comes a few days after eight students and two lecturers were kidnapped after gunmen stormed Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in the Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
On May 30, pupils were abducted from an Islamic School in Tegina, Niger State.
On March 12, bandits also abducted 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
In February 2021, gunmen struck the Government Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State, abducting school pupils, teachers and workers.
Also on December 11, 2020, 344 secondary schoolboys were also abducted from Kankara in Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, while he was there.
In February 2018, 110 schoolgirls were also abducted by Boko Haram from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State. Five died in the process while others were later released, except Leah Sharibu, a Christian girl who refused to renounce her faith.
Hundreds of schoolgirls were also kidnapped in Chibok in 2014 by Boko Haram, some of whom have not been released till date.