Mayhem was unleashed in Kaduna on Monday as suspected bandits attacked Bethel Baptist School, a private college located at Maraban Rido area in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Ripples Nigeria gathered that an unspecified number of students were abducted by the criminals.
The kidnappers were said to have invaded the school, located along Kaduna – Kachia road in the early hours of Monday, and started shooting sporadically into the air before kidnapping the students.
Four of the students escaped while the rest were taken away by the bandits to an unknown destination.
Many students were kidnapped but four escaped and ran back to the school, the source confirmed.
“Two soldiers were allegedly shot but I cannot confirm if they’re alive or not.
“It is difficult to say the number of students that were abducted,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, is yet to issue an official statement regarding the incident.
By Mayowa Oladeji
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