Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Sunday, indicates that at least 200 Students of an Islamiyya School, located at Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State, have been abducted by suspected killer Fulani armed bandits.
It was gathered that one person was shot dead, while another one is laying critically injured, after the gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm, today.
A resident of the area, Zayyad Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying that, the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School where the incident took place, was built by a Retired Immigration Officer.
At the time of filing in this report, the Police was yet to make any comments regarding the abduction.
This latest kidnap comes as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to depart Abuja, today, for Accra, Ghana, to attend an emergency Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS, convened to discuss the recent political developments in Mali.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, announced the visit on Saturday, via a statement.
The President is expected back in the country “at the end of the one-day Summit”.
“As the situation in Mali continues to evolve, Nigeria had condemned the May 24 Military coup, the subsequent detention of the President and Prime Minister by Soldiers, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of all civilian officials detained.
“President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adebayo, and Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar”, the statement had read.