Kaduna police also confirmed the Kidnap of students but declined comments on the number of students involved.
The number of students kidnapped from a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been revealed.
Secretary, Jama’a Local Government Area Council, Mr. Salleh Banda Kure gave more details on the kidnap.
He revealed that three students of St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy were kidnapped by the bandits.
Earlier reports indicated that bandits attacked and Kidnapped scores from St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a Catholic-run major seminary in Jema’a LGA. Kaduna police also confirmed the Kidnap of students but declined comments on the number of students involved.
However, Mr. Salleh Banda who confirmed the Kidnap on Tuesday said bandits, armed with dangerous weapons broke into the school chapel around 8.45pm on Monday, and met seven students in the school chapel. In the process, two escaped.
“The bandits gained entrance to the school chapel around 8.45pm on Monday night. All the students usually have their prayers at the chapel around 7.00am every day. Bandits came around that time, thinking they will kidnap as many students as they wanted. But before they came, they had closed and many students had gone to their hostels,” he said.
”As they forced the seven students to go along with them, the police guarding the school heard the conversation and started shooting sporadically.
”In the process, two students escaped, while the Bandits forced the remaining five students to follow them,” he said.
He said while on their way, the local vigilantes who heard the sound of the gun also pursued the bandits with their Dane gun. But two more students escaped, leaving the bandits to escape with three students of the school.
Also, confirming the kidnap of three students of the school, a security guard at the school, Mr. Lika Barde said the principal of the school made the role call early in the morning on Tuesday, and discovered that only three students were missing.
According to him, when the students in the hostel heard of gunshots, many of them ran, and in the process, sustained minor injuries. He said the injured victims were treated and discharged in a nearby hospital.