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Gunmen strike again, abduct many students in Niger state

Gunmen have again abducted scores of students of   an Islamic school in Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, and went round the town shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents

Penpushing reports that, the armed men reportedly seized the police station in the town before breaking into the private school which consists of nursery and primary where they abducted children attending Islamic lectures.

The Proprietor of the school, Yakubu Idris, while speaking on the scaring development said the gunmen went away with many students, including his own younger sister, adding that as at the time of filing this report number of pupils abducted could not be ascertain.

Penpushing further reports that, the local government which is where bandits earlier this year abducted many students but later released them after negotiation, is the hometown of the council chairman, Isma’il

The Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, as at the time of this report was yet to make official statement on the incident, while residents were said to still be living under fear.

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