Round 400 scholars are lacking after gunmen attacked a faculty in Nigeria with AK-47 attack rifles.
The assault at the Executive Science Secondary College came about at about nine.40pm on Friday in Kankara, within the nation’s northwestern Katsina state, police have showed.
It concerned a big staff of bandits who opened hearth with AK-47 rifles, Katsina State police spokesman Gambo Isah stated.
Police fired again and a gunfight happened “which gave (a few of) the scholars the chance to scale the fence of the varsity and run for protection”, Mr Isah stated.
To this point, best 200 of the varsity’s 600 or so scholars are accounted for, Mr Isah added.
He stated: “The police, Nigerian military, and Nigerian air power are operating carefully with the varsity government to establish the true collection of the lacking and/or abducted scholars.
“Seek events are operating in an effort to to find or rescue the lacking scholars.”
One of the crucial the city’s citizens, Mansur Bello, stated the attackers took one of the crucial scholars away and there have been experiences that an unknown collection of them have been abducted.
President Muhammadu Buhari stated in a observation that the army had situated the abductors in a wooded area and used to be attractive them in gunfire, aided through reinforce from the air.
Mr Buhari condemned the assault, which happened in his house state. He added that police and the army had been nonetheless seeking to figure out what number of had been abducted and lacking.
Katsina is riven through violence the federal government blames on bandits – an umbrella time period for teams of outlaws who perform kidnappings with the intention to call for a ransom.
Assaults through Islamist militants also are widespread in northeastern portions of the Nigeria.
This newest assault on a faculty is maximum critical incident since April 2014, when individuals of the jihadist staff Boko Haram abducted 276 ladies from their college dormitory in Chibok. About 100 of the women are nonetheless lacking.