Bandits attack, abduct many secondary school students in Kaduna

Armed men suspected of banditry abducted many students from Bethel Baptist School located in Maraban Rido, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to local media reports.

This came just hours after bandits kidnapped infants, nurses, and guards from residential areas of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Center (NTLC) in Zaria, Kaduna state, on Sunday.

According to Sahara reporters, they revealed that bandits invaded the school around 2 a.m. Monday, firing sporadically into the air before kidnapping students.

Kidnapping in northern Nigeria

The incident comes weeks after several students at Birnin-Yauri Federal Government College in Kebbi State were kidnapped after gunmen stormed the school.

On May 30, students were kidnapped from an Islamic school in Tehina, Niger state.

On March 12, bandits also kidnapped 39 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

In February 2021, shooters attacked a public high school in Kagara, Niger state, kidnapping students, teachers, and workers.

Also, on December 11, 2020, 344 high school students were kidnapped from Kankara in Katsina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, while he was there.

Hundreds of schoolgirls were also kidnapped in Chibok in 2014 by Boko Haram militants, some of whom have yet to be released.

In February 2018, Boko Haram also kidnapped 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Science and Technology College in Dapchi, Yobe state. Five died in the process, while others were later released, except for Leah Sharibu, a Christian girl who refused to renounce her faith.

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