Gunmen abduct over 70 high-school students in northwest Nigeria
The Nigerian police have stated that gunmen have seized more than 70 students in the country’s northwest, in the latest attacks against targeting school-going students.
Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said in a statement that a large group of assailants captured the Government Day Secondary School in the remote village of Kaya, clutching 73 students.
“The abduction followed the invasion of the school by large numbers of armed bandits,” he added.
Shehu said police rescue teams were waged with the military to try to release the students.
Groups of criminals known in the vicinity as “bandits” have an extent of fear among local groups for years, but security forces have lately writhed to comprise deteriorating viciousness.
Whereas, more than 1,000 students have been kidnapped from schools in northern Nigeria since December.
The gunmen have required large payoff expenses from parents, and while most pupils eventually have been unconstrained, some have died or been killed in imprisonment.
Furthermore, the latest occurrence came as several state governments in central and northern Nigeria including that of Zamfara imposed a series of limitations on inhabitants in an effort to stop mass abductions and other vehement crimes.
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