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Bandits abduct Tsangaya students in Sokoto

Bandits have reportedly kidnapped an unspecified number of Tsangaya students at Gidan Bakuso in Gada local government area of Sokoto state. 

DailyTrust reports that the students were abducted from their school around 1:am on Saturday, March 9.

The proprietor of the school, Liman Abubakar, said that 15 students have been unaccounted for so far but “we are still counting.” 

According to Abubakar, the bandits invaded the town around 1am, shot one person and abducted a woman.

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“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 added that this was not the first time the village was attacked by bandits.

The member, representing Gada-East Constituency at the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Dauda while confirming the attack, said he received a call from the village around 2am that it was invaded by bandits.

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

A member representing, Isa Constituency, Habibu Modachi who confirmed the incident, believed it was a reprisal after security operatives raided bandits’ hideouts two days ago.

The state police command is yet to comment in this development,

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