Students of Federal Government College Kwali, Abuja, have been evacuated from their hostels following an attack at a nearby community.
As reported by Daily Trust, parents trooped to the school on Monday morning to evacuate their children from the unity college located at Sheda village, on the ever busy Abuja-Lokoja highway.
A parent, Mrs Babep Peace, said she came from Lagos to evacuate her two children after she received a call that the college management directed parents to evacuate their wards.
She said she received the call at about 4:pm on Sunday, a situation which she said prompted her to board a night bus from Lagos, to Abuja.
“It was at 4pm on Sunday when one of my daughters called me through her guardians’ phone that the management asked parents to rush down to evacuate their children because of threat by suspected bandits to attack the college,” she said.
Peace said it was quite unfortunate that the exams of her children had been disrupted, but it was better to take them home safely.
Another parent, Mr Obaniyi Oluwatokpe, who spoke with Daily Trust, said he was in Kabba, Kogi state, on Sunday night when he also received a call from the college management.
He said it was the fear he drove down to the college that he was told that bandits have threatened to attack the school.
An SS II student of the college, Rebbeca Samuel, who was seen moving out her bags, said some bandits attacked Sheda village on Saturday night, a situation which she said caused panic.
“It was at about 12am on Saturday while we were sleeping inside the hostel that we suddenly heard gunshots which made the school management ask us to vacate the hostel,” she said.
An official of the college, who is a member of the Parents Teachers Association said the management directed parents to immediately evacuate their children because of bandits’ attack on Sheda village.
“You know it is a fence that separates Sheda village from the school, and the attack by bandits on the village amid sporadic gunshots that Saturday, caused serious panic to both students and management,” he said.