Nigerian security forces rescue six abducted from university in Abuja

Nigerian security agents have rescued six people abducted by armed men from a university in Abuja this week, in what was a rare kidnapping at a higher education institution in the country’s capital, police said on Friday. Gunmen abducted four members of staff and two of their children from the University of Abuja on Tuesday,… Read More Nigerian security forces rescue six abducted from university in Abuja

Staff, children abducted as gunmen attack university in Nigerian capital of Abuja

Gunmen abducted four members of staff and their children from the University of Abuja on Tuesday, the university said, in a rare kidnapping at such a large institution in the Nigerian capital. Gangs of armed men, known locally as bandits, late last year launched a series of abductions from schools and attacks on villages, mostly… Read More Staff, children abducted as gunmen attack university in Nigerian capital of Abuja

Bandits release five more students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Five more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria three months ago have been released after ransoms were paid, the school administrator said. About 150 students went missing after armed men raided the school in Kaduna state in Nigeria’s northwest in July, the 10th mass school kidnapping since December. Such kidnappings… Read More Bandits release five more students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Nigerian security forces rescue 187 people abducted in northwest Nigeria

Nigerian security agents on Thursday rescued 187 people who had been abducted by armed gangs in the northwestern state of Zamfara, police said, after authorities launched a sweeping security operation against the kidnappers. Since December last year, Zamfara has been at the centre of often violent kidnappings by heavily armed bandits who have targeted schools,… Read More Nigerian security forces rescue 187 people abducted in northwest Nigeria

Nigeria at 61: A Confluence of Colossal Insecurity and Mass Exodus

According to the 2021 Global Peace Index rankings, Nigeria is listed as the 6th least peaceful country in Africa and 10th in the world. In July, an article on Yahoo! Finance ranked Nigeria as the 12th most dangerous country in the world with a political stability score of –1.93 (on a scale of -2.5 to… Read More Nigeria at 61: A Confluence of Colossal Insecurity and Mass Exodus

Bandits release ten more students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Ten more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria two months ago have been released after ransom was paid, the school administrator said. About 150 students were missing after armed men raided the school in Kaduna state in the northwest in July, the 10th mass school kidnapping since December, which authorities… Read More Bandits release ten more students abducted in northwest Nigeria following ransom payment

Bandits release ten students abducted from school in northwest Nigeria

Bandits have released 10 more students kidnapped two months ago from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, the school administrator said on Saturday. The Reverend John Hayab, administrator of the Bethel Baptist High school, said 21 students from the school remained in captivity. He said an undisclosed ransom was paid to release eight students while… Read More Bandits release ten students abducted from school in northwest Nigeria

Nigerian security forces recapture dozens of inmates released in massive jailbreak

A total of 114 of the 266 inmates who escaped from a Nigerian prison on Sunday have been recaptured, the prison service said on Tuesday. Heavily armed gunmen raided the medium-security jail at Kabba in south-central Nigeria late on Sunday, blowing up the perimeter fence and freeing almost everyone, but killing a soldier and a… Read More Nigerian security forces recapture dozens of inmates released in massive jailbreak