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Gunmen Kidnap Pupils, Teachers in Kaduna Primary School

Nasir Elrufai

Gunmen have kidnapped some pupils from a UBE primary school at Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA of Kaduna state

The gunmen abducted some teachers from the school as well.

The gunmen invaded the school on Monday morning just as it was resuming for the day.

It is not immediately clear how many persons were taken hostage.

The state police command has been contacted for details.

Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, confirmed the attack but could not provide details of those kidnapped.

“The Kaduna State Government is receiving security reports of kidnapping of some pupils and teachers in a primary school located in Rema, Birnin Gwari local government area,” he said in a statement.

“According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the LGA.

“The Kaduna State Government is currently obtaining details on the actual number of pupils and teachers reported to have been kidnapped and will issue a comprehensive statement as soon as possible.”

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