Dozens Missing in Nigeria’s Latest School Kidnapping

Dozens of schoolboys and workers ended up kidnapped by gunmen in northwest Nigeria early Wednesday, in accordance to community officers, the most current in a string of significant-school abductions that have roiled the northern states of Africa’s most populous nation.

The gunmen stormed the Federal government Science school in Kagara district of Niger state all around 2 a.m. and confused the school stability, killing just one pupil right before ordering learners and workers to go away their hostels and collect, in accordance to officers. “The problem is really serious…Some 27 learners, 3 workers and twelve users of their family ended up kidnapped,” claimed Abubakar Sani Bello, the governor of Niger state. Regretably just one pupil was shot useless.”

A photograph shared by the governor’s stability officers showed the overall body of a pupil on the back again of a pickup truck covered in leaves. There was no immediate assert of accountability.

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

Shehu Sani, a former senator who researched in Kagara as a boy, claimed it was unclear how many people today ended up lacking but that the school was attended by some 1,000 learners.