The Police Command in Katsina has confirmed the attack on Government Science Secondary School Kankara on Friday night.
Their Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Saturday.
According to Isah, the incident happened around 11.30pm and the assailants engaged in a gun battle with security personnel at the school’s gate.
“The Divisional Police Office in Kankara quickly mobilised security personnel and moved to the area with Armoured Personnel Carrier and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel, forcing the gunmen to retreat.
“More than 200 students who jumped over the school fence into the town to hide have returned,” he said.
Isah said the authorities were working to ascertain the exact number of students that have not returned.