Bandits have attacked St. Albert the Great Institute of Philosophy, a seminary belonging to the Catholic Church, on Monday.
The seminary is situated at Fayit community, Kagoma Chiefdom in the Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to sources, the attack led to the abduction of an unspecified number of students.
It was gathered that the suspected kidnappers in their large number stormed the school premises on Monday evening with sophisticated weapons, surrounded the school, and overpowered the students who had just finished their evening prayers.
One of the students, who narrowly escaped the bandits said, “The other students who left early and were already having their dinner at the dining hall on hearing the gunshots escaped in disarray to different directions and were able to save themselves from being kidnapped.”
‘’Some ran to the nearby river for their dear lives, stressing that the incident put the entire school into confusion as those that were lucky ran away from the gunmen, said the student.
The student who sought anonymity said, “In all, it is estimated that an unverifiable number of students were kidnapped.”
Also another source stated that the operation lasted for over an hour before local hunters and vigilante intervened and “chased away the bandits.”
The police are yet to comment on the issue.