Bandits storm Zamfara school, abduct students, staff, kill security personnel

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Bandits have reportedly attacked the state college of Agriculture in Bakura area of Zamfara State.

The armed men who attacked the educational facility on Sunday night were said to have abducted a yet-to-be ascertained number of students and staff of the school.

The development was confirmed on Monday morning by a former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, who described the incident as another tragedy while questioning the effectiveness of budgets allocated to security.

“We woke up with a tragic news of mass abductions of students and staff at the college of Agriculture Bakura,Zamfara state yesternight,” Mr Sani confirmed on Twitter, adding, “That the bandits also killed some security personnel.Another tragedy.Budget upon Budget for defence;Where are our security apparatuses?”

The BBC Hausa also quoted the college registrar, Aliyu Bakura, as saying that four persons, including a police officer and three gatemen, were killed in the attack.