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July 14, 2024

Scores of Tsangaya Students Kidnapped in Sokoto

Again, a gang of suspected bandits has reportedly kidnapped dozens of Tsangaya students at Gidan Bakuso in Gada local government area of Sokoto state.



It was gathered that the students were abducted from their school  in the early hours of Saturday.

The proprietor of the school, Liman Abubakar, told reporters that 15 students were unaccounted so far but “we are still counting.”

According to Abubakar, the bandits invaded the town around 1 a.m, shot one person and abducted a woman.

“As they were leaving the town, they sighted our students rushing into their rooms and they kidnapped many of them.

“We have so far counted 15 who are missing and we are still searching for more,” he said.

Abubakar added that this was not the first time the village was attacked by bandits.

The member, representing Gada-East Constituency at the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Dauda while confirming the attack, said he received a call from the village around 2 a.m that it was invaded by bandits.

“I reached out to the local government authorities and security agencies and I am sure they are doing something about it,” he said.

A member representing, Isa Constituency, Habibu Modachi also confirmed the killing of three persons in what he believed could be a reprisal after security operatives raided bandits’ hideouts two days ago.

The spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, said he was not aware of the development but he would contact the Divisional Police Officer of the local government areas and get back to our reporter.

This bandit attack came less than 24 hours after dozens of school pupils were kidnapped in Kaduna state.


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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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