Just In: Armed gunmen stormed GSSS Kankara, kidnap many students
Armed Bandits on Friday attacked a boys boarding school in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina state, killing a security guard, and kidnapping large number of students. Residents said.
The Bandits stormed Government Science Secondary School Kankara (GSSS) located in Kankara town, shot a security gateman and abducted an undisclosed number of students.
Multiple sources revealed to Katsina Post that the bandits at their large number on motorbikes stormed the school at 10:45 pm Friday night with heavy arms while shooting sporadically for over an hour.
Malam Ummaru Kabiru, a resident of the area who also went to the school to search for his two missing brothers told Katsina Post that “The missing students could reach up to 100”.
According to him, students headcount is currently ongoing, to ascertain the exact number of the missing students.
Katsina Post gathered Kankara Local Government among the eighth frontline Local Government that are most affected by insecurity in Katsina state despite heavy security checkpoints stationed in the area.
The identity of the missing students was not identified and the dead security could not be identified at the time of compiling this report.
Parents, caregivers stormed the school in search of their children
Katsina Post learned that there is apprehension in the school this morning as parents and caregivers are currently trooping to the school from far and near searching for their children.
The school is also taking headcount of the total students in an effort to ascertain the number of the missing students.