Bandits Abduct 15 Tsangaya Students in Sokoto State

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In the early hours of Saturday, tragedy unfolded at a Tsangaya school in the Gidan Bakuso area of Gada Local Government Area, Sokoto State, as reports indicate that bandits orchestrated the kidnapping of approximately 15 students. The distressing incident transpired around 1 am within the school premises, according to details gathered by our correspondent.

Liman Abubakar, the proprietor of the targeted school, confirmed the chilling event, stating, “So far, 15 students were unaccounted for, but we are still counting.”

The invaders struck at 1 am, leaving one person shot and a woman abducted during the process. Mansur Ahmadu, a resident of the affected community, emphasized the gravity of the situation, noting that the bandits infiltrated the town in the dead of night, resulting in the tragic loss of a woman’s life and the abduction of the students.

Additionally, Kabiru Dauda, the representative of Gada-East constituency in the state House of Assembly, received a distressing call around 2 am, alerting him to the bandit invasion. He promptly engaged local government authorities and security agencies, expressing confidence that appropriate measures were being taken.In response to inquiries, the Sokoto State Police Command’s spokesperson, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, assured that the command had deployed a team to assess the situation.

He affirmed, “I just spoke with the Divisional Police Officer of the affected community. We have mobilized our men to ascertain what actually happened; I can assure you that we are on top of the situation.”

Despite unsuccessful attempts to reach the state governor’s Special Adviser on Security Matters, Col Ahmed Usman (retd.), a confidential government official acknowledged the attack. The official, speaking anonymously, assured the public that the government was committed to doing everything within its power to ensure the safe return of the abducted students.

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