An unspecified variety of kids have been reportedly kidnapped at daybreak by armed males from a secondary college in Niger state.
Abuja, Nigeria – Armed males have kidnapped an as-yet unconfirmed variety of kids from a secondary college in central Nigeria’s Niger state, in accordance with native media and officers.
Ibrahim Matane, Niger State authorities secretary, instructed BBC Information Pidgin that armed males had attacked the Authorities Science Faculty in Kagara, about 260km (160 miles) northwest of the Nigerian capital Abuja, at roughly 3am (02:00 GMT) on Wednesday.
The attackers, wearing army uniforms and masks, stormed the college hostels to remove kids, native media reported, including that among the kids escaped throughout the incident.
Authorities Science Faculty has a pupil physique of a few thousand.
College authorities have begun a headcount to find out the precise variety of lacking kids.
Numerous college students, whose precise determine is but to be ascertained, have been kidnapped by armed bandits at Authorities Science Faculty, GSC Kagara, in Niger State: https://t.co/KTT5lDMUJl
— Amnesty Worldwide Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) February 17, 2021
There was no official assertion but, however a former Senator Shehu Sani tweeted in regards to the abduction, saying relations of the college workers have been additionally taken by the bandits throughout the assault.
Early hours of this morning, Armed bandits stormed the Authorities Science Faculty Kagara Niger State,my alma mata,and kidnapped some college students and workers relations.I simply spoke to the principal.That is the clip of certainly one of my previous go to to the College. pic.twitter.com/fFUpRlFEpz
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) February 17, 2021
No group has claimed accountability.
The incident comes hours after bandits launched a video of greater than 20 individuals kidnapped from a industrial bus close to Zungeru city in Niger state.
It raises rising considerations about safety and violence within the nation’s north.
In December, the Boko Haram armed group claimed accountability for the kidnapping of a whole bunch of scholars from an all-boys college within the northwestern state of Katsina.
The greater than 300 schoolboys have been launched after just a few days in captivity.
Boko Haram and its splinter faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), have for greater than a decade waged a violent armed marketing campaign within the northeast of the nation and neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Boko Haram, whose identify means “Western schooling is forbidden” within the Hausa language, in 2014 kidnapped a whole bunch of schoolgirls within the city of Chibok, within the northeastern state of Borno, drawing world condemnation. Among the ladies managed to flee from captivity, whereas others have been both rescued or freed. The destiny of greater than 100 ladies continues to be unknown.
In recent times, armed gangs have surged via Nigeria’s northwest and kidnappers patrol lots of the nation’s roads.
In January, President Muhammadu Buhari changed the nation’s prime army commanders after months of strain over his response to the worsening safety state of affairs within the nation.
Since 2009, not less than 36,000 individuals have been killed in armed conflicts within the nation.