One of the students abducted by bandits who attacked the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, in Kebbi State, has been killed.
Abubakar AbdulKadir, the deputy force commander of the joint task force in the north-west, disclosed this to reporters on Friday.
He, however, added that five others including four students and a teacher were rescued during a gun battle with the bandits.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that a female student of the school, who escaped the attack on the school on Thursday, says she doesn’t think the gunmen are Nigerians.
Speaking after the attack, the female student said two of her schoolmates, who sustained gunshot injuries during the attack, were currently receiving treatment.
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She noted that some of the students were released by the gunmen, while others were taken away.
“They took four teachers — Mr Kabantyok, Mallam Bash, the security officer, and the VP, student affairs; they took Mr Jekonia, that tall man in the primary school, and they took his wife,” she had said.
“They took some students. They shot one SSS 3 boy. They shot two students. I think they are under treatment now.
“They took SSS 1 and SSS 2 students, mostly girls and those people (referring to the gunmen), I don’t think they are from Nigeria at all.”
The Kebbi incident is the latest on the list of attacks on schools across the northern part of the country.
There have been a series of attacks on schools and abduction of pupils and students in Northern Nigeria.