About a week ago, Kaduna State was in the news for a slightly hilarious event. This week, however, they are in the news again for a far more morbid reason.

What is it this time?

Various sources have reported the abduction of six schoolgirls and two staff of a private boarding secondary school – Engravers College, close to the village of Kakau Daji in Kaduna state.

According to the school’s Bursar, Mr. Elvis Allah-Yaro, who spoke to Premium Times the attackers stormed the premises of the school around 12:10 A.M on Thursday. He added that the security personnel in the state are up to speed and intelligence and rescue operations are underway.

This was confirmed by a police statement that read: “The command is doing everything possible to secure the release of all the victims unhurt,”

We can only hope.

Kaduna State is gaining notoriety as a result of the repeated attacks and abductions, especially on the Kaduna-Abuja highway, mostly for ransom reasons.

This is another reminder of how the security state of the country has deteriorated in recent years. The country is still reeling from the effects of the abduction of the 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in 2014. It’s been about 5 years and more than 100 of the girls are still unaccounted for.

Fingers crossed on this one.



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