Gunmen attack Islamic school in Niger state, abduct unknown number of students
Armed bandits have kidnapped many children from an Islamic school in central Nigeria, the latest in a string of such attacks in the African country.
Nigerian officials said gunmen had attacked the town of Tegina in Niger state on Sunday and abducted an unknown number of students from the school.
Reports said between 150 and 200 boys and girls aged six to eighteen were at the school during the attack.
An eyewitness told local media that gunmen riding on motorcycles stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately, adding that as people fled, the attackers headed to the Salihu Tanko Islamic School and seized the children in it.