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

Gunmen raid prison, free scores of inmates in south-central Nigeria

Heavily armed gunmen raided a jail in south-central Nigeria late on Sunday, blowing up the perimeter fence and freeing 266 inmates – almost everyone in the prison, authorities said. A soldier and a police officer were killed in the attack and two guards were missing, the interior ministry said. It was the second major jailbreak… Read More Gunmen raid prison, free scores of inmates in south-central Nigeria

Eighteen kidnapped as gunmen raid village in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen invaded a village in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna and kidnapped 18 residents including seven children, a community leader said on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of mass abductions disrupting every aspect of life in the region. Gangs of ransom seekers have been kidnapping children from their schools, villagers from their homes… Read More Eighteen kidnapped as gunmen raid village in northwest Nigeria