By John Ikani
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the popular College of Agriculture, Bakura, in Zamfara State and abducted unspecified number of students.
Confirming the development to BBC Hausa, the Deputy Registrar of the College, Aliyu Bakura said the incident occurred on Sunday night when the assailants invaded the school premises shooting sporadically, before whisking the victims away.
“Last Sunday night around 10pm they entered and opened fire and took away 15 students and a teacher and his wife and two children,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu said the command will soon release a statement concerning the situation.
What you should know
In recent times, the northern part of the country has witnessed a series of abductions of schoolchildren, a development that has led to the closure of many schools in the region.
At the moment, many abducted students from northern schools are still in the custody of bandits.
This is not the first time bandits will abduct students from schools in Zamfara.
On February 26, bandits invaded Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state and abducted many female students but were later released after spending weeks in custody.