April 16, 2024

The 15 students who were kidnapped at a Qur’anic school in Sokoto State have regained their freedom.

Inside Arewa reports that the students were kidnapped at Gidan Bakuso village in Gada Local Government Area while running to their rooms to escape the attack on the community two weeks ago.

Inside Arewa also gathered that the victims were abducted hours before the graduation ceremony of the state’s Community Guard Corps created to fight banditry.

The proprietor of the Tsangaya school in Gidan Bakuso, Liman Abubakar, had said that the bandits stormed the community around 1am, shot one person and abducted a woman.

“As they were leaving the town, they sighted our students rushing into their rooms and they kidnapped many of them.

“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more”, he said.

Abubakar had said it was not the first time the village was attacked by bandits.

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to Governor Ahmed Aliyu on Security, Colonel Ahmed Usman, rtd, said the news of the abduction was received during the graduation ceremony of the Sokoto State Community Guard Corps.

“I told my governor about it and we quickly notified heads of security operatives”, he said.

The member representing Gada-East Constituency at the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Dauda, had said he received a call from the village around 2am that there was an invasion by bandits.

“I reached out to the local government authorities and security agencies and I am sure they are doing something about it,” the lawmaker had said.

It was also gathered that bandits attacked and killed three persons, including the village head, at Turba village in Isa Local Government Area of the state.

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