The abduction is the latest in a series of school kidnappings that have rocked the country in recent times. Gunmen suspected to be bandits have stormed Federal Government College, Birnin-Yauri in Kebbi State and abducted an unspecified number of students.
late May, about 200 students of an Islamiyya school in Niger state were abducted by gunmen.
The abductors usually demand a ransom before students are released.
Some 14 students and staff of Greenfield University in Kaduna were released in May after parents reportedly paid over N150 million ransom and bought eight motorcycles for the bandits.
The Federal Government has denied ever paying ransom to release kidnapped persons, has discouraged the idea and has also repeatedly promised to end the abduction of students across the country.
The school kidnappings have persisted as the country continues to battle several security challenges, including but not limited to an insurgency in the North-East, banditry in the North-West, secessionist agitations in the South-East and Fulani-Herdsmen crises across the Middle-Belt and several South-West states.