Gunmen kill two, abduct over 200 Islamiyya school children in Niger
By Yunusa Umar
Gunmen suspected to be bandits reportedly invaded Tegina, a village in Rafi local government area of Niger State, killing two persons and abducted over 200 students of Islamic school children.
According to an eyewitness, bandits invaded the town with motorcycles and began to shoot sporadically into the air for the villagers to be afraid.
The eyewitness added that “An Islamic school very close to village police station was invaded by gunmen where unspecified number of Islamic school children were abducted”
It was further gathered that the bandits had a field day to the extent that they were able to separate the smaller children from the elderly and strong ones, taking away those in the latter group to an unknown destination.
Tegina town is a few kilometres from Kagara, where 27 school boys were abducted as of February.
The police could not be reached as time of filing this report.