Students of Federal Government College (FGC) Kwali in Abuja, have been evacuated from their hostels following an attack by bandits at a nearby community.
Newsbreak learnt that some bandits attacked Sheda village on Saturday night, a situation which caused panic.
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.
The school’s management had directed parents to evacuate their wards.
Bandits have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long list that includes Boko Haram, herdsmen, kidnappers and armed separatists.
Many of the groups are believed to comprise mostly ethnic Fulanis, including pastoralists and mercenaries from the region as well as neighbouring Chad and the Niger Republic.
On several occasions, they have kidnapped schoolchildren in various parts of Nigeria’s Niger, Kebbi and Yobe states.
Other victims of their kidnapping-for-ransom scheme range across all social classes, from politicians and members of their families to imams, clergymen, security guards and farmers.