Bandits in large number stormed Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, and kidnapped over 100 students.

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, hails from Maradun. This was revealed by an indigene of the area, Malam Abu Kaya. Speaking with Punch, he said the bandits arrived at the school at about 11:00 a.m on Wednesday when the school was in session.

While noting that the number of the kidnapped students was yet to be known, he said the victims would be more than 100.

“We are yet to identify the actual number of students abducted, but we believe that they would reach 100,” the source said.

He later revealed that the school has a population of over 300 students, adding that a significant number of the students were taken by the bandits.

According to Kaya, the whole town had been deserted due to the fear that the bandits might return to the area.

There is no response yet from the state Police command yet.

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