The gunmen entered the school at about 6AM on Thursday after pulling down the fence. They headed for the boys’ hostel and took ten Senior Secondary School students.
PUNCH reports that four of the pupils were later released after the gunmen profiled their parents’ details.
The gunmen were said to have shot into the air at about 8PM on Wednesday but retreated after police officers and soldiers returned fire.
The kidnapped students were identified as Peter Jonah, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George, Judah Agbausi, Pelumi Philips and Farouq Yusuf.
One of the students said: “A friend saw two of them through the window and rushed to tell me that kidnappers had come again. Immediately we raised the alarm, they entered into our hostel, broke the doors and started dragged some pupils out. I hid in the bathroom.”
Another student added: “Two of them broke down our doors and told us to lie down. They didn’t use masks and one of them wore a police uniform. They asked if we had phones, but we said no. After picking some pupils, they packed some of our belongings, including sandals. Isiaq (Rahmon) resisted following them until they slapped him. While we were doing our homework on Wednesday, they shot into the air, but our teachers told us not to panic. They left because policemen and military men were on the ground.”
“When they came, they were shooting. I jumped from my sickbed and hid under the bed. Everybody was scared,” a Junior Secondary School student said.