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Kaduna gov’t declares 23 female, 16 male students missing after gunmen attacked school

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The Kaduna State government has declared 39 students missing after gunmen attacked Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka.

A statement by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the missing students comprise 23 females and 16 males.

“Checks indicate that 39 persons are missing from Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka.

“Further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicate that 39 students are currently unaccounted for. The missing students include males and females.

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“In an earlier update, citizens were informed that troops rescued 180 persons following an attack by armed bandits on the College late Thursday night, with about 30 still missing. The number of missing students is now confirmed to be 39, comprising 23 females and 16 males.

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“The Kaduna State Government is maintaining close communication with the management of the College as efforts are sustained by security agencies towards the tracking of the missing students.

“Citizens will continue to be informed of further developments,” Mr Aruwan added.
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