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

Armed bandits invade school, abduct students in northwest Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 317 schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria on Friday, police said. The mass abduction reportedly occurred on Thursday night with several parents confirming the abductions. The name of the school was given as Government Girls’ Secondary School. A surge in armed militancy has led to a widespread and worsening… Read More Armed bandits invade school, abduct students in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen attack school, abduct students in Nigeria

Unidentified gunmen abducted 27 students and some staff and their family members in an attack overnight on a secondary school in Nigeria’s Niger state, the state governor’s spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The assailants stormed the Government Science college in the Kagara district at around 2 a.m., overwhelming the school’s security detail, according to local residents.… Read More Gunmen attack school, abduct students in Nigeria

Nigerian security forces rescue over 300 students abducted in Katsina

Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped by suspected Islamist gunmen in northern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor of Katsina state said. The abduction last Friday night had been claimed by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in an unverified audio recording. Gunmen raided the Government Science… Read More Nigerian security forces rescue over 300 students abducted in Katsina

Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

An audio message from a man identifying himself as the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram said on Tuesday that the Islamist group was responsible for the kidnapping of more than 300 students from an all-boys school in the northwestern state of Katsina. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa… Read More Islamist terror group Boko Haram claims responsibility for abduction of school students

Nigerian military exchange fire with gunmen who abducted students in Katsina

The Nigerian military had located and exchanged fire with gunmen who kidnapped scores of secondary school students in northwestern Katsina state, according to a statement from the president on Saturday. The gang, armed with AK-47s, stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district at about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, police and locals said. A… Read More Nigerian military exchange fire with gunmen who abducted students in Katsina