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BREAKING – Bandits Abduct 10 Students From A Secondary School in Kaduna

Nmesoma Okwudili


April 7, 2023

On Monday, April 4, 2023, ten students from a secondary school in the state of Kaduna, Nigeria, were kidnapped by bandits. According to multiple reports, the bandits attacked the Government Secondary School in Birnin Gwari and abducted the students at gunpoint.

This incident is the latest in a long line of abductions of schoolchildren in Nigeria. Banditry, insurgency, and kidnapping are just a few of the various forms of criminal activity that have plagued the nation for some time.

The state government of Kaduna has condemned the most recent incident and pledged to do everything possible to rescue the kidnapped students. In addition, he has assured the guardians and parents of the school’s other students that adequate security measures have been implemented to prevent a recurrence of the incident.

According to Samuel Aruwan, it was unclear from the state administration’s preliminary report whether the students were abducted inside or outside the school.

The commissioner stated that the state administration is awaiting additional information regarding the kidnapping’s location.

His statement reads, “The Kaduna state government has received preliminary reports from security agencies regarding the abduction of approximately ten students from the Kachia local government area.”

“Monday saw the abduction of students from the daytime Government Secondary School, Awon, according to preliminary reports.

“The exact location of the incident has yet to be determined, but forthcoming reports will clarify whether the incident occurred on school grounds or elsewhere.

As soon as these reports are received, the government will issue a statement in response.

The abduction of schoolchildren is an especially heinous crime because it traumatises the victims, disrupts their education, and jeopardises their futures. The government must take immediate action to address the security issues in the country, especially in the northern region, where banditry and kidnapping are on the rise.

To combat the nation’s insecurity, the federal government has launched a number of initiatives, including the deployment of troops and the expansion of surveillance measures. However, more must be done to address the underlying causes of the problem, such as poverty and unemployment, which frequently drive young people to engage in criminal behaviour.

In addition, there is an urgent need to enhance the intelligence-gathering capabilities of security agencies and ensure that they are well-equipped to face the challenges posed by contemporary crime. In the fight against insecurity, there is also a need for serious collaboration between the federal and state governments. The kidnapping of ten secondary school students in Kaduna highlights the urgent need for the government to take decisive action to address the country’s security issues. All parties must collaborate to find lasting solutions to the problem, not only for the abducted students but also for the future of the country.


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