The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the abduction of six students and one teacher of the Engravers College, Kakau Daji, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Narrating the incident, which occurred a little after midnight, the Bursar of the college, Elvis Allah-Yaro, said six girls were abducted alongside two teachers, whose identities are yet to be revealed.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, while speaking on behalf of the Governor, expressed shock at the incident.
"The Kaduna State Government condemns this as a despicable action, a most unfortunate intrusion of crime into the life of young students and the staff teaching them.
"Governor Nasir El-Rufai has despatched a government delegation to sympathize with the school community and assure them that security agencies are working to rescue the abducted persons.
"The state government delegation was led by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs. Accompanied by security agencies, the commissioner spoke to parents and staff of the school and assured them that every effort will be exerted to free the abductees and punish this brazen crime.
“The school management and the parents of the students will be given updates as appropriate,” Aruwan said.