Despite the new presidential order of shoot at sight on illegal possession of AK-47, gunmen have once again reportedly abducted dozens of female students in an attack on the Federal College Of Forestry Mechanisation in Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna state, less than 15km to the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna.
According to TheCable, the attack occurred in the early hours of Friday.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, Police spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, said efforts are ongoing to rescue the students.
He sad, “The gunmen stormed the school around 3 am, and abducted a couple of the students. The police has deployed its operatives in the bush to trace them,” he said.
This attack is the latest in a series of abduction of students and pupils by bandits operating across northern Nigeria.
Below are the timelines of mass abduction of students in 2021 alone according to Thecable.
February 17, 2021:
The attacks shifted to the north-central on February 17 when armed bandits invaded the Government Science College (GSC) Kagara in Niger state and abducted 27 students. This time, they also left with members of their family and some teachers in the school — 42 hostages in total. They were all released after ten days.
February 26, 2021:
During an attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara LGA of Zamfara, bandits abducted 279 students after about four days.