Gunmen abduct JSS3 students in Kaduna, kill one

Gunmen have reportedly abducted an unconfirmed number of students from a school in Kaduna State.

The incident took place Monday at Prince Academy in Samba-Kasaya, a village around Buruku area in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

Those kidnapped are said to be some JSS 3 students who are preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). The armed men invaded the school at about 7am and took them away, reports said.

The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident and the numbers of those abducted remain unclear.
Kaduna State under Governor Nasir El-rufai of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has become the latest hotbed for deadly attacks by gunmen and violence.

A security source in the area told an online medium that a member of a local group in the village was shot dead by the gunmen while some villagers were also abducted alongside the students.

The source also disclosed that troops of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies have begun a manhunt for the gunmen.

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