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Gunmen abduct 18, kill 3 in Zamfara school

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Management of Zamafara School of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura, has confirmed the kidnap of 15 students of the school and four staff by gunmen.

Atiku Aliyu, the Deputy Registrar of the school, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Monday, said the incident occurred on Sunday.

Mr Aliyu said those abducted also included three female and a male member of staff.

He said the gunmen killed three others, a policeman and two security guards during the attack.

Mr Aliyu said that they stormed the school at about 10:00 p.m., shot the policeman and the two security guards dead, before moving into the hostel and staff quarters to abduct the victims.

The deputy registrar appealed to the security agencies to come to the aid of the school.



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