Bandits again attacked a primary school at Rema in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State yesterday, abducting three teachers, while the pupils fled in different directions.
No pupil was taken away but the bandits went away with five motorcycles belonging to the locals and rustled some cattle.
Birnin-Gwari is one of the areas in Kaduna State that had been under constant attacks by bandits. The latest attack came barely 24 hours after the military rescued 307 students of Government Science Secondary School, Ikara, in a failed bandits attack.
It will be recalled that 39 students of Federal Government College of Forestry Mechanisation in the same area of Kaduna, had last Friday been taken away by bandits, after 180 others were also rescued by a combined team of the military, police and other security agencies.
This is even as gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday night kidnapped two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The attacks drew the immediate reaction of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who warned against the use of short-term strategies to curtail abduction of school children, saying if anything, the practice would fetch the nation long term destruction.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr.Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this yesterday, 8:50am when the school Rema Primary School, Magajin Gawri Ward 2 was just settling down for the day’s business.