‘They invaded staff quarters before entering hostels’ – witness speaks on attack at Niger school | Dailytrust

‘They invaded staff quarters before entering hostels’ – witness speaks on attack at Niger school

A witness of the attack on Government Science College, Kagara Niger State, has narrated how the gunmen broke into the staff quarters of the...

A witness of the attack on Government Science College, Kagara Niger State, has narrated how the gunmen broke into the staff quarters of the school before raiding hostels.

Speaking with Daily Trust, the witness said the gunmen gathered some staff and students at a place for hours before moving them out of the school premises.

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The armed men reportedly dressed in military uniform, were said to have overpowered the security guards at the school which has a population of over 1000 students.

Some students were said to have escaped while being led to an unknown destination.

A headcount is being conducted at the school to ascertain the actual number of missing students.

Daily Trust learnt that security agencies are currently on the trail of the armed men.

An aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force has been hovering in the air to track the location of the students.

Meanwhile, one of the abducted staff, simply identified as Batagi, was said to have escaped from his captors.

Some of those who are still in captivity were identified as Lawal, Ali, Hannatu and her husband, Dodo, and Mohammed Abubakar(Akawu).

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, did not pick his call or respond to a text message sent to him as of the time this report was filed.