The Kaduna Police command has today confirmed the abduction of an unspecified number of students of the St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy by unknown gunmen.
The school located at Kagoma Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government Area, is a seminary belonging to the Catholic Church was invaded Monday night shooting sporadically before taking away some students.
However, Secretary, Jama’a Local Government Area Council, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure provided more details on the kidnap of three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
However, Mr. Salleh Banda who confirmed the Kidnap said bandits, armed with dangerous weapons broke into the school chapel around 8.45pm on Monday, and met seven students in the school chapel. In the process, two escaped.
He said while on their way, the local vigilantes who heard the sound of the gun also pursued the bandits with their Dane guns and helped two more students escape, leaving the bandits to escape with three students of the school.
Also, confirming the kidnap of three students of the school, a security guard at the school, Mr. Lika Barde said the principal of the school made the role call early in the morning on Tuesday, and discovered that only three students were missing.
According to him, when the students in the hostel heard of gunshots, many of them ran, and in the process, sustained minor injuries.
He said the injured victims were treated and discharged in a nearby hospital.