Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers have released the remaining 29 students they were holding captive after abducting them in March from a forestry college in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the head of the parents’ association said. Gunmen took 39 students from the school in northwest Nigeria on March 11 and later released 10 of them. The newly released students were… Read More Bandits release forestry college students abducted in northwest Nigeria

Nigerian lawmakers call for action on nation’s security crisis

Nigeria’s parliament called on the presidency, armed forces and police to address the country’s mounting security crisis on Tuesday, with the lower house urging President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency. The resolutions come as a wave of violence and lawlessness sweeps across Africa’s largest economy. Security forces, including the military deployed across… Read More Nigerian lawmakers call for action on nation’s security crisis

Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Nigerian criminals have killed two more student captives abducted from a northern university last week, said a state official on Monday, bringing the total number of executed hostages to five. On Tuesday, armed men stormed Greenfield University in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting an unknown number of students, the latest in a series… Read More Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers killed one person and took an unknown number of students from a university in northwest Nigeria’s restive Kaduna state, police said on Wednesday, in the latest in a series of abductions at educational institutes. Armed groups have repeatedly struck northern Nigerian schools and universities since December, abducting more than 700 students for ransom. The… Read More Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen storm primary school, abduct three teachers in Nigeria’s Kaduna state

Gunmen on motorbikes stormed a primary school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kaduna and kidnapped three teachers but no children, a state official said on Monday after the fifth school abduction in three months. It was the first attack on an elementary school in a wave of such attacks in which more than 700… Read More Gunmen storm primary school, abduct three teachers in Nigeria’s Kaduna state

Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since December. The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, capital of Kaduna state, in a region roamed by armed gangs, who… Read More Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria