Gunmen have again raided a boarding school in north-central Nigeria, abducting an unknown number of students.
According to reports, about 600 boys were asleep in their dormitories when the school in Kagara town in Niger state was raided, the principal Danasabe Ubaidu said.
As at the time of this report, a headcount was under way to establish how many of them were seized.
Four staff and their families were known to have been abducted, local government official Abubakar Umar said.
In this latest attack, the gunmen wore military uniforms and stormed the state-run boarding school for boys in huge numbers, before taking students into a nearby forest, an unnamed security source said.