There was pandemonium in Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State when at least 200 students of Islamiyya School at Tegina were abducted by terrorists, the second major abduction of students in the state.
The incident occurred on Sunday around 3:34pm as terrorists invaded the town shooting sporadically in broad day.
Director General, Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed Inga, said details of the number of people abducted were still sketchy.
But sources in the town said those abducted could be up to 200.
Chief Press Secretary to Niger Governor, Mary Noel Berje confirmed the incident, but could not tell the exact number of students kidnapped.
Berje said a number of conventional Islamiyya students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted.
She stated that the number of abducted students of the Islamiyya was yet to be confirmed as the very little ones that could not go through the bush path were released
“However two people were shot in the cause of the attack with one person confirmed dead while the other person is critically injured,” Berje added
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adamu Usman, confirmed the abduction.
He said abductors killed one person in the process.
Usaman explained that the incident occurred at about 3pm when a large number of bandits on motorcycles attacked the town.
He said that the command had deployed a tactical squad supported by operatives of Operation Puff Adder 2, to track the abductors and rescue the victims.
The police commissioner urged members of the general public to support security agencies with reliable information to ensure the safe rescue of the children