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Niger govt releases names of kidnapped Kagara students, teachers, others

Niger State government has released the names of students and teachers abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, on Wednesday.

The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Muhammad Idris, who released the names on Thursday, said the whereabouts of three teachers are still unknown but that 12 family members of the teachers were also abducted during the attack.

Recall that at about 2:00 am on Wednesday, unknown gunmen stormed the school in military uniforms and abducted some students and teachers.

According to reports, no fewer than 27 students, 3 teachers, 2 non-teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters were kidnapped.

Names of the abducted students are; Jamilu Isah, Shem Joshua, Abbas Abdullahi, Isah Abdullahi, Ezekeil Danladi, Haliru Shuibu, Mamuda Suleman, Danzakar Dauda, Abdulsamad Sanusi, Bashir Abbas, Suleman Lawal, Habakuk Augustine, Idris Mohammed, Abdullahi Adamu, Musa Adamu, Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Abubakar Danjumma, Abdullahi Abubakar, Bashir Kamalideen, Mohammed Salisu, Yusuf M Kabir, Polineous Vicente, Lawal Bello, Mohammed K Shehu, Isah Abdullah Makusidi, Mubarak Sidi and Abdulsamad Nuhu.

The names of the teachers abducted are; Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the non-teaching staff are Faiza Mohammed and Mohammed Musa.

Names of the abducted family members are, Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Mohammed Mohammed, Khadizat Isah, Aisha Isah and Saratu Isah.

The student who was killed by the bandits on the school premises was identified as Benjamin Habila.