Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, has revealed that 27 students of Government Science College (GSC), Kagara, were abducted.
Bello said this during a press conference shortly after an emergency meeting with heads of security agencies in Minna, on Wednesday.
He added that three staff and 12 family members at the school were kidnapped.
Bello subsequently directed that all boarding schools in Shiroro, Rafi and Muyan be immediately closed until the situation improves.
“I call on all Nigerlites to condemn all forms of criminality in the state,” he said.
He also called on Federal Government to deploy all necessary security resources to secure the state.
The governor maintained that the state government will not pay ransom to the kidnappers for the release of their victims.
“When you negotiate and pay ransom to criminals, they will use the money to buy more weapons,” the governor said.
He, however, noted that they would readily support any bandit who was ready to surrender their arms.