Friday, April 19, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    FG opposes Kanu’s request for house arrest

    The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 20 to decide on separate applications praying for the restoration of the bail granted...

    Seyi Vibez was the most streamed artist in Nigeria from Jan – March 2024

    In the Q1 2024 report recently released by TurnTable Charts, Seyi Vibez accumulated more streaming numbers than any other artist in Nigeria. In the opening...

    I didn’t delete anything – Ruger defends tweet after accusations of promoting rape culture

    Musician Ruger is not having the backlash following controversial post he made on X (formerly Twitter). Celebrities Money na water - Cubana Chief Priest on...

    Cardoso links depleting external reserves to debt repayments

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has clarified reasons for the significant decline in the nation’s foreign exchange reserves, asserting that it wasn’t primarily aimed...

    Abductors invade Niger school, 200 students kidnapped, one killed

    AT least, 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted.

    One person was said to have been shot dead while another was critically injured after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday.

    A resident of the area, Zayyad Mohammed, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH.

    Though the details of the attack were still sketchy, Mohammed said Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, where the incident took place, was built by a retired Immigration officer.

    Mohammed said, “The Islamiyya school is not the usual Sangaya boarding Islamic citadel, but a conventional one, where parents send their children on a daily basis for the purpose of acquiring Islamic education.”

    However, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, said the number of the abducted students had yet to be ascertained.

    Matane stated, “Yes, there was an attack at the Islamiyya school, but we do not yet have the exact number of students that were abducted. We are in touch with parents in the area to know those whose children were abducted.”

    The SSG, who is the Chairman of the State Security Committee, further revealed that while the attack in Tegina was going on, there were simultaneous attacks in Lavun LGA and some fringes of Mashegu LGA.

    While confirming the incidence, the state government in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Berje, said, “Conventional Islamiyya students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School, Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger St ate, have been abducted.

    “The number of abducted students of the Islamiyya school has yet to be confirmed as the very little ones that cannot go through the bush path are released.

    “However, two persons were shot in the cause of the attack with one person confirmed dead while the other person is critically injured.

    “The state government is still gathering detailed security report on the attack so as to take necessary measures to secure the release of those kidnapped,” it added.

    Also confirming the incident, the state Police Command through its PRO, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the bandits attack at Tegina, Rafi LGA.

    He said, “On 30/05/2021, at about 1500hrs, bandits on board motorcycles in their numbers invaded Tegina town, Rafi LGA, shooting indiscriminately and abducted a yet to be ascertained number of children at Salihu Tanko Islamic school, Tegina. The bandits shot one person dead in the process.”

    He added that, the Command immediately mobilised all tactical teams, including Operation Puff 2 to the location for rescue of the victims.

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    FG opposes Kanu’s request for house arrest

    The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 20 to decide on separate applications praying for the restoration of the bail granted...

    Seyi Vibez was the most streamed artist in Nigeria from Jan – March 2024

    In the Q1 2024 report recently released by TurnTable Charts, Seyi Vibez accumulated more streaming numbers than any other artist in Nigeria. In the opening...

    I didn’t delete anything – Ruger defends tweet after accusations of promoting rape culture

    Musician Ruger is not having the backlash following controversial post he made on X (formerly Twitter). Celebrities Money na water - Cubana Chief Priest on...

    Cardoso links depleting external reserves to debt repayments

    The Central Bank of Nigeria has clarified reasons for the significant decline in the nation’s foreign exchange reserves, asserting that it wasn’t primarily aimed...

    Don't Miss

    Shaibu’s impeachment panel begins sitting

    The seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to investigate the allegation of misconduct levelled against the...

    FG, INTERPOL in talks over Binance chief’s extradition

    The Federal Government and the International Criminal Police Organisation have commenced the process of extraditing a Binance chief, Nadeem Anjarwalla, who escaped from detention...

    Father of 3 boys Deyemi Okanlawon says he wants to have a daughter

    Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon has revealed that when his wife was pregnant with their third child, he initially wished that it was a girl. In...

    Naira sells below 1,280/$ at official, parallel markets

    The naira began the new month on a bullish note, appreciating to N1,278.58 against the United States dollar from N1,309.39 per dollar recorded last...

    Diesel price drops as Dangote sells N1,225/litre, supplies petrol May

    The pump price of Automotive Gas Oil, popularly called diesel, has dropped from about N1,700/litre which it sold for a few weeks ago, to...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.