Six School Children Kidnapped In Central Nigeria: Police

Nigerian police confirmed yesterday that, six pupils were abducted on their way to school, in the country’s central state of Nasarawa.


Ramhan Nansel, spokesman for the police in Nasarawa, told reporters in Lafia, the state capital, that, the pupils of a public primary school, aged between seven and eight years, were taken away by unidentified gunmen on motorbikes, from a road in Alwaza town of the state, yesterday morning.


Nansel said, the police have met with the management of the school and the parents of the victims, and mobilised a joint security team to the area for a search and rescue operation.


“We are on the trail of the abductors,” he said.


He called on the public to provide the police with any information that could lead to the rescue of the victims and the arrest of the perpetrators.