Gunmen

Kidnappers have abducted the principal of the Government Technical Secondary School in Maraban Kajuru community in Kaduna State.

Concise News learned that over 20 gunmen stormed the school at about 12 midnight on Thursday, and started shooting sporadically into the air to scare the students and teachers.

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The sound of the gunshots was said to have woken up the students and staff from sleep, who scampered for safety with many running out of the premises.

It was gathered that the gunmen later took away the principal of the school from his residence to an unknown destination.

This latest attack comes just a week after suspected kidnappers abducted six female students of Engraver’s college at Kakau Daji village in Chikun local government area of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Yakubu Sabo, said the gunmen invaded the school through a porous fence in the early hours of Thursday morning, went straight to the female hostel and abducted the students.

He added that the two teachers residing inside the school were also kidnapped by the bandits and their whereabouts yet unknown.

The Command’s spokesman explained that a combined team of Police Mobile Force and Anti-Kidnapping Squad have launched a manhunt of the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits.

He also advised proprietors of private schools to beef up their premises with adequate security personnel in order not to expose their students to any form of attack.