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Bandits Release Pictures Of Students, Staff Members Kidnapped From Kebbi School

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The gang of bandits who abducted students and staff members from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State have released photographs of some of their victims.

The gunmen kidnapped an unspecified number of persons from the school last week and SaharaReporters had on Sunday revealed the identity and picture of one of the three students killed.

She was identified as Aishat Jariyan Mamata.

In the attack, a policeman was shot dead while students and members of staff were whisked away by the criminals.

Some of the victims were later rescued as security agents responded on time to the distress call made to them.

The security agents engaged the gunmen in a gunbattle which facilitated the rescue of some of the abductees.

A source close to the school revealed this to SaharaReporters on Saturday after speaking to one of the students who witnessed the incident.

“The attackers came on motorbikes and engaged with the security men and after they shot one police officer dead, they proceeded to the school compound.

“They reached out to the students and made them lie on the ground until they brought some staff members who they met in the class to join them.

“Some students were seen running away and they shot at them and they were left wounded with bullet wounds. They abducted them in one of the available vehicles in the school compound and drove away,” the source said.

About the girl killed, the source said, “That was the female student that died. Her name was Aishat Jariyan Mamata.”

The Atiku Yuguda government in the state has shut down some schools following the incidents and also directed proprietors to close schools they think stand the risk of being attacked by bandits.

The military authorities had announced last week that some of the victims were rescued after a shootout with the bandits, saying some of the gunmen were killed.

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