Armed bandits have abducted an undisclosed number of students from a secondary school in Niger state, Nigeria, reports have said.
Gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed Government Science College in Kagara, about 260km (160 miles) northwest of the Nigerian capital Abuja, at approximately 3am (02:00 GMT) on Wednesday and abducted several students, Ibrahim Matane, Niger State government secretary told the media.
No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction.
School authorities have begun a headcount to determine the exact number of missing children. The school had over 1000 students before the abduction.
The incident comes hours after bandits released a video of more than 20 people abducted from a commercial bus near Zungeru town in Niger state.