The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that three teachers, Rabiu Salisu, Umar Hassan, and Bala Adamu have been kidnapped following the attack on a primary school by armed bandits at Rema Primary School, Magajin-Gari Ward-2, of Birnin-Gwari local government area.
In an update by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said pupils of the school took to their heels when the bandits invaded the premises on motorcycles.
“This led to two pupils going missing, identified as Ahmad Halilu and Kabiru Yahaya. However, we are happy to inform you that the two missing pupils have been found. We can also confirm that no single pupil was kidnapped from the school.
“Other than the three teachers previously mentioned, no staff or pupil of the school is missing following the attack.
“Security reports have also revealed that the bandits rustled several cattle and went away with five motorcycles and other valuables.
“In summary, as it stands, three teachers of the Rema Primary School, Birnin-Gwari LGA have been kidnapped, and following thorough checks, we can verify that no pupil was kidnapped”, he stated.
“Similarly, troops of the Nigerian Army on patrol in the Faka general area of Chikun LGA, rescued a young boy wandering in the Faka Forest. The boy, identified as Adewale Razaq, was kidnapped over a week ago in the Kudendan area of Chikun LGA, and escaped from his captors while his parents were negotiating the payment of a ransom of about N15m to the bandits.
“Furthermore, troops of the Nigerian Army while on aggressive fighting patrol in a forest around Kachia and Kauru Local Government Areas found a girl, Fatima Lawal, who also escaped from bandits.
“According to her statement, she was kidnapped about three weeks ago at Randa village, in Kadage general area of Kauru LGA. These two persons will be handed over to their families through the Chairmen of Chikun and Kauru LGAs respectively.
“Citizens are encouraged to assist the efforts of the Government by volunteering useful information to the Kaduna State Security Operations Room, on 09034000060 and 08170189999”, he stated.