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Bandits abduct dozens in Kaduna primary school invasion

Several persons including pupils and teachers of LEA Primary school in Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state were reported kidnapped by bandits on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred around 8 am on the school premises.

The head teachers of the school and some other staff are reportedly among the victims.

Though there is no official statement from the police or state government regarding the incident, the senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani on his official Twitter handle, now X, said the bandits invaded LEA Primary School, Kuriga town and kidnapped 232 pupils.

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The Senator also recalled that a school principal, Idris Sufyan from the same town was killed and his wife kidnapped over a month ago.

Senator Sani tweeted: “It’s tragic to hear that 232 students have just been kidnapped in Kuriga village, Chikun Local Government in Kaduna state. It’s the same village where a school principal, Idris Sufyan was killed and his wife kidnapped over a month ago. However, I’m optimistic their freedom will be secured.

As of the time of filing this report, the PPRO of Kaduna Police command, ASP Mansir Hassan who was contacted neither picked up nor returned phone calls to his phone.

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