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

Protests erupt over insecurity in northern Nigeria following abduction of students

Protesters marched in northwestern Nigeria on Thursday under a banner reading #BringBackOurBoys as pressure mounted on the government to improve security in the region and secure the release of more than 300 kidnapped schoolboys. Parents fear time is running out to bring the boys home. The Islamist group Boko Haram, which has said in an… Read More Protests erupt over insecurity in northern Nigeria following abduction of students

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

Hundreds of students missing as armed bandits attack school in Nigeria’s Katsina state

Bandits armed with assault rifles attacked a secondary school in Nigeria’s northwestern Katsina state late on Friday, police said, and two local people said hundreds of students were missing. The gunmen stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district at about 9.40 p.m., and police at the scene returned fire, allowing some students to… Read More Hundreds of students missing as armed bandits attack school in Nigeria’s Katsina state