Gunmen have abducted six students and two teachers from a private secondary school in Kaduna State.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the abduction to newsmen on Thursday.
He said the incident took place at Kakau Daji, a village located behind the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Yakubu Sabo said the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded the school through a porous fence in the early hours of Thursday morning and went straight to the female hostel and abducted the students.
The police spokesman explained that the two teachers residing in the school were also kidnapped by the bandits and their whereabouts yet unknown.
Yakubu Sabo noted that a combined team of Police Mobile Force and Anti-Kidnapping Squad have launched a manhunt of the gunmen with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the culprits.