A Nigerian Senator and former Governor of Kebbi state, Adamu Aliero has shared details of how bandits had earlier sent warnings of their intended attack on the Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State. Adamu Aliero, the senator representing Kebbi Central, shared details of the incident during an interview on Channels TV.
You may have heard that several students and teachers were abducted on Thursday from a federal government college in Kebbi state. A senator in the state has however shed more light regarding the incident.
According to Senator Adamu, the bandits who came with 150 motorcycles overpowered the 21 police officers stationed at the school. It was revealed that one of the police officers protecting the school premises were killed during a gun battle with the bandits on Thursday.
Sharing details of the attack Adamu said, "The bandits had nearly 150 motorcycles and from what I gathered, each of the motorcycles carried two bandits armed with AK-47 rifles. We had 21 police officers in the school and they had limited arms, there was no way the policemen could confront the armed bandits who outnumbered them, but they put up a gallant fight to the extent that a police officer was killed in the process.”
The former Kebbi State Governor now Senator confirmed that some of the bandits that attacked the Federal Government College in Kebbi state are not Nigerians.
He explained further that some of the assailants were from the Niger Republic, Mali and Burkina Faso.
He added that the gunmen infiltrated Nigeria and moved from Zamfara forest to Niger State and presently they are in Kebbi State.
Senator Adamu revealed that the bandits had earlier sent a warning regarding their planned attack on the school before carrying out the attack.
Sharing details of the forewarning Adamu said, "It is true that the bandits were around for nearly 5 days and they were sending warning messages. They even sent a letter through a student to the Principal of the college that they were coming, but the warning was ignored.
"Nobody took them seriously and that's the problem we have", Adamu said.