President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military to rescue the hundreds of Kagara students bandits just abducted in Niger State.
A large number of gunmen dressed in military uniforms stormed the Government Science College (GSC) in the town of Kagara late Tuesday before hauling students into a nearby forest, it has now been confirmed.
Some teachers were also kidnapped in the night raid. The number of students who were taken captive from the 1000-pupil school is not yet clear.
In reaction to the kidnapping, which came weeks after bandits forcefully took boys from a school in Kankara, Katsina, the Niger State Government has ordered the closure of all boarding schools.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military are tracking the movement of the kidnappers, PR Nigeria reported.