Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Nigeria's military is exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped potentially hundreds of students from a school in the country's northwestern Katsina state. The president has said. The gang, armed with AK 40 Sevens, stormed the Government Science Secondary School in Can Kara district on Friday evening. Apparent Onder school employees said roughly half of the schools 800 pupils were missing way inte Ismael says her child and younger brother were taken way are in a terrifying condition, she said, adding that they had received no updates from the government. A statement on Saturday President Muhammadu Buhari said the military had located the kidnappers in a forest, were exchanging gunfire with them, aided by air support to support. Police were still working to determine how many were missing and said they would deploy additional forces to support search and rescue. Casino is plagued by violence that the government attributes to bandit, a loose term for outlaws who attacked locals and kidnap for ransom.