Nigerian college students kidnapped by ‘armed bandits’: Reviews | Battle Information
An unspecified variety of kids have been reportedly kidnapped at daybreak by armed males from a secondary faculty in Niger state.
Abuja, Nigeria – Armed males have kidnapped an as-yet unconfirmed variety of kids from a secondary faculty in central Nigeria’s Niger state, in accordance with native media and officers.
Ibrahim Matane, Niger State authorities secretary, instructed BBC Information Pidgin that armed males had attacked the Authorities Science Faculty in Kagara, about 260km (160 miles) northwest of the Nigerian capital Abuja, at roughly 3am (02:00 GMT) on Wednesday.
The attackers, wearing army uniforms and masks, stormed the varsity hostels to remove kids, native media reported, including that among the kids escaped in the course of the incident.
Authorities Science Faculty has a scholar physique of a couple of thousand.
Faculty authorities have begun a headcount to find out the precise variety of lacking kids.
A lot of college students, whose actual determine is but to be ascertained, have been kidnapped by armed bandits at Authorities Science Faculty, GSC Kagara, in Niger State: https://t.co/KTT5lDMUJl
— Amnesty Worldwide Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) February 17, 2021
There was no official assertion but, however a former Senator Shehu Sani tweeted in regards to the abduction, saying members of the family of the varsity employees have been additionally taken by the bandits in the course of the assault.
Early hours of this morning, Armed bandits stormed the Authorities Science Faculty Kagara Niger State,my alma mata,and kidnapped some college students and employees members of the family.I simply spoke to the principal.That is the clip of considered one of my previous go to to the Faculty. pic.twitter.com/fFUpRlFEpz
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 17, 2021
No group has claimed accountability.
The incident comes hours after bandits launched a video of greater than 20 individuals kidnapped from a business bus close to Zungeru city in Niger state.
It raises rising issues about safety and violence within the nation’s north.
In December, the Boko Haram armed group claimed accountability for the kidnapping of a whole lot of scholars from an all-boys faculty within the northwestern state of Katsina.
The greater than 300 schoolboys have been launched after just a few days in captivity.
Boko Haram and its splinter faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), have for greater than a decade waged a violent armed marketing campaign within the northeast of the nation and neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Boko Haram, whose title means “Western schooling is forbidden” within the Hausa language, in 2014 kidnapped a whole lot of schoolgirls within the city of Chibok, within the northeastern state of Borno, drawing world condemnation. Among the ladies managed to flee from captivity, whereas others have been both rescued or freed. The destiny of greater than 100 ladies remains to be unknown.
Lately, armed gangs have surged by Nigeria’s northwest and kidnappers patrol lots of the nation’s roads.
In January, President Muhammadu Buhari changed the nation’s prime army commanders after months of stress over his response to the worsening safety scenario within the nation.
Since 2009, not less than 36,000 individuals have been killed in armed conflicts within the nation.