Many students missing as gunmen attack Katsina secondary school

Suspected gunmen on Friday attacked the Government Boys Science Secondary School in the Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and abducted many students.

Residents said the gunmen had earlier attacked Kankara town, injuring many residents but were later repelled by the security forces.

The militants, in large numbers, on motorbikes, invaded the school’s premises around 11: 00 p.m. Friday night, shooting to scare and kill.

They, thereafter, went away with many students, residents said.

The incident has led to pandemonium in the state as parents are trooping into the school, in search of their wards.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt the school is making a roll call of its students, in an effort to ascertain the number of the missing students.

Also, the police spokesperson in Katsina, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident to reporters, saying that an officer was wounded in the attack. He claimed some of the students reportedly missing on Friday returned back to school on Saturday morning.

Mr Isah, however, declined further comments on the number of students still missing. He said authorities are yet to ascertain the number of students abducted.

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