Three primary school pupils abducted a few hours ago when bandits stormed the UBE primary school at Rama in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State have escaped.
Speaking with one of the teachers of the school, Daily Trust gathered that three pupils of primary 3 had earlier been abducted but had wriggled free when the bandits attempted to rustle some cows and motorcycles at a nearby community.
Naomi Francis, a teacher in the school, who escaped abduction, confirmed to Daily Trust that the three pupils have regained their freedom but said they had been beaten by the bandits.
However, nothing is known of the three teachers earlier abducted alongside the pupils.
Narrating how the bandits penetrated the school, she said: “They came in after the morning assembly.
“We had all gone into the classrooms when six of the bandits came on motorcycles while others surrounded the school.
“I had stepped out from my class when I noticed students of primary 5 and 6 running out.
“I immediately alerted my students to run and they did.”
Also speaking, a resident, Mai Saje Rama, confirmed that the pupils had returned to the community but said the whereabouts of the teachers was uncertain.
“The vigilante that went after them came back without success, they could not locate the bandits,” he said.