The gunmen, carrying army fatigues based on witnesses, stormed the Authorities Science Secondary College Kagara at round 2am on Wednesday morning.
The variety of college students and employees members kidnapped by the assailants from the boarding facility housing lots of of schoolchildren remains to be unknown.
A spokesperson for the police in Niger, didn’t return CNN’s request for feedback Wednesday morning.
A Kagara resident Abubakar Mohammed, instructed CNN that one pupil was killed by the gunmen.
“At about 2 am, they stormed the employees quarters of the college,” mentioned Mohammed who instructed CNN he was on the faculty website Wednesday morning and noticed a useless physique being lifted out of the coed’s hostel by police.
“They compelled the kids of staffers to take them to the hostel. There they kidnapped the scholars together with some members of employees. They killed one of many college students within the hostel. His physique is now on the police station in Kagara. Police is now in all places within the faculty,” Mohammed mentioned.
He added that residents of the group have been on excessive alert after receiving a warning in regards to the deliberate assault.
“At about yesterday night, we heard data that bandits have been coming to Kagara however we didn’t know the place they’ll assault. Later at about 10 pm, we heard that they have been simply on the outskirts of Kagara, there was panic,” he mentioned.
President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the kidnapping of kids.
“The President has directed the Armed Forces and Police, to make sure fast and secure return of all of the captives,” Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
“The President has additionally dispatched to Minna, Niger State a staff of safety chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officers, group leaders, in addition to mother and father and employees of the School.”
The Nigerian chief was on a week-long sabbatical within the state when the incident occurred.
The scholars in that invasion have since been launched.