A whole lot of boys at a Nigerian boarding college could also be lacking after an assault on the power by gunmen, in keeping with a report.
Gunfire might be heard for about an hour in the course of the terrifying Friday night time incident, through which the motorbike-riding bandits descended on the Authorities Science Secondary Faculty within the Nigerian state of Katsina, taking pictures into the air.
Greater than 800 college students dwell on the college, which is within the dwelling state of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. About 200 of the children, who had been capable of escape, later returned. It’s unclear what number of are nonetheless lacking.
“I strongly condemn the cowardly bandits’ assault on harmless kids on the Science Faculty, Kankara,” Buhari mentioned in an announcement.
“Our prayers are with the households of the scholars, the varsity authorities and the injured.”
The college assault occurred simply two days after the kidnapping of two dozen folks from a village within the space.