Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday night attacked St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a seminary belonging to the Catholic Church at Fayit community in the Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The attack, according to sources, saw the bandits whisked away an unspecified number of students.
NewsWire reported that the assailants who turned up in large number with sophisticated weapons, surrounded the school, and overpowered the students who had just finished their evening prayers.
A student, who narrowly escaped the bandits, said they had just finished evening prayers in the church when the gunmen attacked with sporadic shooting and whisked the victims away.
He added, “The other students who left early and were already having their dinner at the dining hall on hearing the gunshots escaped in disarray to different directions and were able to save themselves from being kidnapped.”
He explained that some ran to the nearby river for their dear lives, stressing that the incident put the entire school into confusion as those that were lucky ran away from the gunmen.
The student who sought anonymity said, “In all, it is estimated that an unverifiable number of students were kidnapped.”
Another source who spoke on the incessant kidnapping in the state appealed to the government to do the needful by protecting the lives and property of Nigerians.
When contacted, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige said he was yet to receive the report.
As of the time of filing this report, the PPRO said that he “will contact the area command and get back.”