Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the popular college of Agriculture, Bakura, in Zamfara State, abducted unspecified number of students and four staff of the institution.
It was gathered that the incident occured on Sunday night when the assailants invaded the school premises shooting sporadically, before whisking the victims away.
It was also learnt that the attackers engaged in gun due with some security personnel serving in the area, leading to the death of officers.
The Deputy Registrar of the college, Aliyu Atiku, confirmed the incident to Journalists via telephone conversation.
According to him, the Bandits stormed the main campus of the school around 10:00 pm on Sunday and spent about one and a half hours operating in the school.
He said, two staff and one student escaped from the Bandits after they kidnapped them and returned to the school early this morning.
“As I am talking to you now, we have formally discovered that the bandits kidnapped 15 students all of them male, three women and one person who are also our staff and killed two of our security watchmen, one police office,” he said.
Confirming the incident, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammed Shehu said: It is true. I will give details of the attack stating that the command would “issue statement later”.
Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani who represented the Kaduna Central during the 8th National Assembly also confirmed the incident via a tweet in his verified Twitter handle on Monday morning.
The tweet reads, “We woke up with a tragic news of mass abductions of students and staff at the college of Agriculture Bakura, Zamfara State yesternight.
The bandits also killed some security personnel. Another tragedy. Budget upon Budget for defence, where are our security apparatuses?”