Zamfara Govt. praying when bandits seized 73 students
Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara State and others were praying for peace to reign in the state when bandits struck the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, where they kidnapped 73 students.
The bandits reportedly marched the students out of their classroom. Some of the students allegedly escaped in the process while the bandits whisked others away.
There has been condemnation over the attack including that from the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).
An eyewitness Abu Kaya said the bandits shot indiscriminately before taking the students away,according to ThePunch.
“When they arrived at the school, they blocked some roads leading to the school and began to shoot indiscriminately in order to scare away residents of the town, while some moved into the school and took some of the students away,” he stated.
A distraught father, Yahaya Kaya claimed his four daughters were among the abductees. He lamented the absence of security operatives despite knowing that “Kaya is one of the most dangerous spots because of the location of the town.”
The police,while confirming the incident, said the bandits were many who attacked the school. It’s spokesperson Mohammed Shehu stated that the police have “deployed a search-and-rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.”