Some unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted dozens of female students during an attack on Federal College Of Forestry Mechanisation in Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna State.
According to a resident, the attack occurred in the early hours of today, Friday. The school is less than 15 kilometers to the Nigerian Defence Academy, (NDA), in Kaduna.
The State’s Police Command spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, said efforts are ongoing to rescue the students.
“The gunmen stormed the school around 3 am, and abducted a couple of the students. The police has deployed its operatives in the bush to trace them,” he said.
The attack is the latest in a series of abduction of students and pupils by bandits operating across northern Nigeria.
Recall that more than 1,100 children have been taken hostage from their schools in such attacks in the last seven years.
In 2021, there have been two cases of mass abduction of schoolchildren in northern Nigeria during attacks by bandits.