Gunmen reportedly kill one, abduct students preparing for JSS3 exams in Kaduna

A report by TheCable indicates that some students of Prince Academy in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state have been abducted.

It was gathered that the students who were preparing for their examination were abducted on Monday, August 24.

The gunmen were said to have first raided houses in the Damba-Kasaya community in Chikun LGA before heading to the school.

The online medium noted that a resident of the community, Bawa Wakili, said the gunmen came “in a large number like they always do” and were shooting sporadically throughout the operation.

Wakili, who lamented the security situation in rural communities, said he relocated to Damba-Kasaya a couple of months ago after an attack on Rumana Gbagyi, his village, still in Chikun LGA.

“They abducted many people in the village, then they went to Prince Academy and abducted many of the students who were receiving lessons for their JSS3 exams.

“I cannot say how many people were kidnapped, but they went away with many people. Soldiers who came to the rescue, turned back after some few kilometres, leaving some of the villagers who accompanied them to rescue the victims.

“The villagers, not knowing that the soldiers had withdrawn, kept pursuing the bandits in the bush, the bandits fired at them and one person was killed,” he said.

According to The Nation’s report, the gunmen, who killed one person and abducted many of the villagers, later stormed Prince Academy to abduct Junior Secondary School (JSS3) students receiving lessons preparatory to their final exams.

The newspaper noted that the Kaduna state police command’s spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige, said he was going to get details of the incident from DPO in charge of the area.

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