Gunmen have attacked the Federal Government College (FGC), Yauri in Kebbi State, reports have said.
But the Police in the state say they are in pursuit of the bandits, who engaged the policemen guarding the school in a gun duel, which opened a window for many students and staff to escape. One policeman is believed to have been killed.
The exact number of those abducted are still being compiled.
The bandits stormed the school in their vehicle of choice, the motorcycle,
State Police Commissioner, Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, was quoted as saying the attack happened on Thursday afternoon.
His words, “The attack took place around 12 pm, and during the crossfire between police and the bandits, some students had been injured and one police officer was also injured and another was killed.
“The principal is not in the best state of mind as I am speaking to you now, because parents have trooped into the school searching for their children. So the principal cannot make proper head count call.”
This year alone, not less than 600 students in the north have been abducted, with parents and government paying ransom to free them.