Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari

Eight Islamiyya Students were reportedly abducted in Batsari local government area of Katsina State

The State Police Command on Wednesday night has confirmed the abduction of the pupils, saying they were abducted from an Islamiyya School in Sakkai village of Faskari Local Government Area of the State.

According to the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the abduction, said the pupils were abducted by the suspected bandits on Tuesday evening while they were returning home after attending lessons in the school.

SP Gambo, who did not disclose the name of the school, explained that the pupils were kidnapped by the marauding bandits alongside one of their teachers.

“Yesterday (Tuesday), after closing from school, some pupils while on their way going to their respective houses were abducted by bandits who went into Sakkai village.” SP Gambo said

One of the residents of the community, disclosed that one of the victims, died of cardiac arrest due to the fear of gunshots by the bandits.

He said the other two died from stray bullets.

“By the time the bandits arrived Batsari, we learnt that the security operatives deployed to area were at Dankar village which was surrounded by bandits,” he said.