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Reps Asks Security Agencies To Speed Up Rescue Of Kagara Students

Channels Television  
Updated February 23, 2021
Members of the House of Representatives attend a plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on November 24, 2020.

 

 

The House of Representatives has asked the security agencies to speed up the rescue of the Kagara school

The House says it is worried that the longer it takes, the more difficult it will be to rescue them.

The matter was raised as a motion of urgent public importance by Honourable Unyime Idem.

Armed men on February 17, attacked the Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State shooting sporadically.

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A student Benjamin Habila was shot and killed by the bandits on the school premises while several others abducted.

Some teachers and their family members residing within the college staff quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen.

The operations started from the staff quarters and ended in the students’ hostels and in the process, other students were also wounded by gunshots.

The gunmen gathered some staff and students at a place for hours before moving them out of the school premises to an unknown destination.

They wore a military uniform and entered the school premises which has about 1000 students, overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the students and staff.

A staff member by the name Batagi who was among those kidnapped has escaped and is in the school as of the time of publishing this report. Others still with the bandits are Mall. Lawal, Ali, Hannatu, and her husband, Dodo, Mohammed Abubakar(Akawu), among others.