Despite the continued hostage of 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State 17 days after they were abducted by armed bandits, another eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary, Kaduna, were on Friday abducted by gunmen.
According to report, the victims were on the church bus travelling for a programme when they were attacked. A Facebook user, Eje Faraday, around 7pm broke the news on his page with a picture of the white vehicle.
“All the passengers in this bus were just kidnapped along Kachia Road, 63 km from Kaduna,” he wrote.
Even though the pupils have now been released, it heightened fears among parents and the citizens, especially as it underscores the rising level of insecurity in the country.
On February 26, no fewer than 317 pupils of the Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe, Zamfara State were kidnapped by armed bandits. They were later released on March 2.
In Niger State, 27 students, three teachers and 12 members of their family were abducted by the bandits on February 17 but were released on February 27.
In a similar fashion, the gunmen had on December 12 stormed Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State, abducting 344 students. They were later released on December 17.