Dozens Missing in Nigeria’s Latest School Kidnapping

Joseph B. Hash

Dozens of schoolboys and workers were being kidnapped by gunmen in northwest Nigeria early Wednesday, in accordance to nearby officers, the most recent in a string of high-school abductions that have roiled the northern states of Africa’s most populous region.

The gunmen stormed the Governing administration Science college or university in Kagara district of Niger state close to 2 a.m. and confused the school stability, killing a person university student before ordering learners and workers to go away their hostels and collect, in accordance to officers. “The situation is quite serious…Some 27 learners, 3 workers and 12 members of their relatives were being kidnapped,” claimed Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger state. Sadly a person university student was shot dead.”

A photograph shared by the governor’s stability officers showed the body of a university student on the back again of a pickup truck coated in leaves. There was no instant declare of obligation.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, criticized for reacting little by little to past abductions, dispatched the country’s army chiefs to coordinate a rescue operation, his spokesman claimed.

Shehu Sani, a former senator who examined in Kagara as a boy, claimed it was unclear how a lot of persons were being missing but that the school was attended by some 1,000 learners.

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