Gunmen stormed an Islamic school in Niger state on Sunday and kidnapped over 150 students. Abubakar Tegina, the owner of the school, who was an eyewitness to the attack revealed in an interview with Reuters that the number of students that were abducted numbered over 150. According to him,
“I personally saw between 20 and 25 motorcycles with heavily armed people. They entered the school and went away with about 150 or more of the students.
We can’t be exact because most of them have not reported to the school as at that time.”
Tegina also disclosed that the school has over 300 students aged between seven and fifteen.
The series of attacks and kidnappings in the North have become worrisome with many calling on government to take drastic measures towards tackling insecurity in the region.