Not less than six female students and two teachers have been reportedly kidnapped at the Engraver’s College in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government, Kaduna state on Thursday.
According to TheCable, one of the parents whose daughter was abducted said he received a call from the abductors on Thursday morning.
“They told my daughter to give them a number to call, and that was when they called me, but I could’t understand if they were asking for ransom because they spoke in a language I could barely hear,” he said.
“I spoke with my daughter and then they collected the phone from her and terminated the call.”
Kaduna state police spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incidence, affirming that the unknown gunmen invaded the school through a porous fence.
He noted that two teachers residing in the school were also kidnapped and their whereabouts yet unknown.
“A combined team of police mobile force and anti-kidnapping squad have launched a manhunt of the kidnappers with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits,” he said.
Sabo advised proprietors of private schools to beef up their premises with adequate security personnel in order not to expose their students to any form of attack.