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How armed robbers attacked Kaduna school and stole exam papers thinking it was money



Gunmen reportedly attacked Government Secondary School, Unguwar Sarki in Kaduna state on Friday, July 23, 2021.

It was gathered that the armed men stormed the school when SS3 students were about to write their National Examination Council (NECO) examination and took away packaged question papers.

Principal of the school, Bilkisu Aliyu, addressing pressmen, said the men trailed a NECO supervisor from a commercial bank along Alkali Road, where she had gone to collect the exam questions and answer sheets.

She said the gunmen forced the NECO supervisor to surrender the question papers, thinking it was a bag of money.

“Thinking it was money, they demanded she hands over the bulk of the wrapped papers to them and threatened to shoot her. They were told it was not money but they would not listen,” Aliyu told journalists.

Also, a parent Sanusi Umar, whose childto write the exam, said he initially thought it was an attack by bandits.

“Hundreds of parents stormed the school. On getting to the school, we were told it was armed robbers that came to take away wrapped examination thinking it was money.

“I want to call on the government and security agencies to beef up security in schools since these criminals are now targeting our schools,” Umar said.

It was learnt that the school and NECO staff had to mobilise exam papers from other centres to enable the SS3 students write the affected papers under strict security surveillance.

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