More than 400 students have disappeared after an armed attack on a secondary school in Katsina state, Nigeria, which is struggling with civil war. The family suspects that their children have been kidnapped. Due to the missing piece of his jigger, the parents are in tears and are now asking the government for help in locating the innocent.
Katcina police spokesman Gambo Isa said in a statement that a large group of bandits fired AK-47 rifles on government science high school in Kankara on Friday evening. Isa said that shooting continued between the police and the attackers, allowing the students to escape the school wall and escape to safety. He said 400 students are missing while 200 have been found.
The school is said to have over 600 students. Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack on a secondary school in Kasina State, Nigeria, and the disappearance of at least 400 students. The Xinhua News Agency was quoted by Guterres spokesman Stephen Dujarik as saying that the Secretary-General called for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and their safe return to their families.
‘Looking for students in the woods’
Guterres reiterated that the attack on schools and other educational establishments was a gross violation of human rights. In the statement, he urged the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible for this act to justice. The Secretary-General also spoke of his support for the government of Nigeria and the people of the United Nations in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime.
Please say that on the night of December 11, the government science high school was attacked. The school, located in the Kankara region of the state, is home to 839 students. State Governor Aminu Masari said on Sunday: “Based on the records we have, we are still looking for the students kidnapped in the jungle.” We count the children who come out of the forest and talk to their parents.