Six school girls and two teachers have been abducted by gunmen from a mixed secondary school in Kaduna .
While confirming the incident to premium times, the school bursar, Elvis Allah -Yaro, said the attackers stormed Engravers College, a mixed-gender school in Sabo, Chikun Local Government Area, at about 12:10 a.m.
The school is located in an area known for armed banditry and kidnappings for ransom.
A mother told PREMIUM TIMES her 16-year-old senior secondary school two student was amongst those abducted at the college.
“Security personnel have started investigation and search for the girls and the two staff members that were kidnapped,” Mr Allah-Yaro said by telephone Thursday afternoon.
He added that the Kaduna State commissioner in charge of security had arrived the scene and coordinating rescue efforts with security.
The police said it had mobilised units to hunt for the abductees and arrest the assailants and was “doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt”.
The police spokesperson urged private school authorities to ensure prompt report of “suspicious persons” around their premises “to forestall future occurrence of ugly incidents.”