Unknown gunmen have been said to have invaded a school in Kebbi state kidnapping innocent students today. the Federal Government Girls College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State confirmed the abduction of an unspecified number of students and 5 teachers.
Reports gathered said the gunmen came on motorcycles from the Rijau forest close to the school’s location and overpowered the mobile police unit stationed at the school abducting the students and in the process, killing a mobile police officer.
A formal statement has been put out by the Kebbi State Police Command confirming the killing of one police officer and abduction five teachers and unspecified number of students at the school.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, confirmed the incident to newsmen stating “The truth is that the attack took place; and five teachers have been taken away – four male and one female.
“But the number of students abducted is not known yet.
“The attack took place around 12pm; and during the cross fire between police and the bandits some students had been injured and one police officer was injured and another one was killed.