|His team confirmed the attack but said it had no information about the abduction|
Reports from Nigeria’s Katsina state say gunmen have attacked a science secondary school in Dankara town and abducted several students.
The state police confirmed the attack to the BBC on Friday night, but said it had no information on the abduction.
A spokesman for the force, DSP Gambo Isa, told us that more than 200 dispersed students had already been identified and had gone into the bush when gunmen stormed their school.
He added that there was a skirmish between the gunmen and the police which resulted in “one police officer being shot but not dead.”
According to him, more police have been deployed to deal with the gunmen, adding that they are still counting students who have returned to the school from the bush and who have not returned to determine the exact number of those abducted.
However, an eyewitness told the BBC that several students had been abducted in the attack.
The man, who did not want to be named, added: “In front of me the gunmen passed by and opened fire and entered the school and kidnapped several students. Since the evening we got the news that they were going to attack and we told security officials but no action was taken. “