In a little less than two days after the abduction of the Kagara Government Science College students and teachers, the Niger State government has made public the identities of the victims.
It was about 2am on Wednesday that bandits struck at the school where they operated for four hours during which they took the children and their teachers hostage.
The victims include three teachers, 27 students, two non-teaching staffers and nine other members of the involved families living at the staff quarters of the school.
The abducted teachers include: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the non-teaching staff are Mohammed Musa and Faiza Mohammed.
The abducted family members are: Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Khadizat Isah, Mohammed Mohammed, Aisha Isah and Saratu Isah.
Jamilu Isah, Shem Joshua, Abbas Abdullahi, Isah Abdullahi, Ezekeil Danladi, Haliru Shuibu, Mamuda Suleman, Danzakar Dauda, Abdulsamad Sanusi, Bashir Abbas, are among the abducted students.
Other students include, Suleman Lawal, Abdullahi Adamu, Habakuk Augustine, Idris Mohammed, Musa Adamu, Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Abubakar Danjumma, Abdullahi Abubakar, Bashir Kamalideen, Mohammed Salisu.
Yusuf M Kabir, Isah Abdullah Makusidi, Polineous Vicente, Lawal Bello, Mohammed K Shehu, Mubarak Sidi and Abdulsamad Nuhu.
A student, Benjamin Habila was shot and killed by the bandits in the school premises.