Gunmen seize over 70 high-school students in northwest Nigeria | Nigeria News

Gunmen seize over 70 high-school students in northwest Nigeria | Nigeria News

Zamfara state police say rescue operation is ongoing to free 73 pupils kidnapped from faculty in Kaya village.

Nigerian police say gunmen have kidnapped greater than 70 students in the nation’s northwest, in the most recent in a collection of faculty assaults concentrating on pupils.

Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu stated in an announcement that a big group of attackers stormed the Government Day Secondary School in the distant village of Kaya on Wednesday morning, seizing 73 students.

“The abduction followed the invasion of the school by large numbers of armed bandits,” he added.

Shehu stated police rescue groups have been working with the army to attempt to launch the students.

Gangs of criminals recognized regionally as “bandits” have unfold concern amongst native communities for years, however safety forces have just lately struggled to include worsening violence.

More than 1,000 students have been kidnapped from colleges in northern Nigeria since December.

The gunmen have demanded giant ransom funds from dad and mom, and whereas most pupils in the end have been launched, some have died or been killed in captivity.

The newest incident got here as a number of state governments in central and northern Nigeria – together with that of Zamfara – imposed a collection of restrictions on residents in an try to cease mass kidnappings and different violent crimes.

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