Gunmen abducted five female students, one teacher and two security guards of Tular Academy, a school in Moruba area in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger.
Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman told newsmen that the gunmen arrived the school at about 1:45 a.m. on Monday March 2nd and carried out the attack. According to the commissioner, the command did not get to know about the attack on time due to the bad telephone network in the area. He also blamed the porous nature of the school and poor location as factors that enabled the bandits to strike.
He said efforts are been made to rescue the students unhurt.
”We have since deployed Special Technical Squad and Armed Anti-Kidnapping Squad to identify areas with a view to rescuing the victims unhurt’’ the commissioner said