Thu. Mar 4th, 2021

Nigeria Students Kidnapping Case: Hundreds of students went missing after an assault rifles attack on a secondary school in Nigeria’s north-western Katsina state took place on Friday. In a recent update Boko Haram has claimed the abduction of Nigerian students, according to AFP News Agency. Also Read: Covid-19 Update: London To Move To Highest Alert After New Variant Of Coronavirus That Spreads Faster Identified

As per the news agency Reuters, the gunmen had stormed the Government Science secondary school in Kankara district at about 9.40pm, and police at the scene returned fire, allowing some students to run for safety.

The police were coordinating with the army and air force to determine how many pupils were missing or kidnapped, and to find them. One officer was shot and wounded in the exchange of fire with the gang. It led to a chaos on the school premise on Saturday as parents along with security personnel gathered to frantically search for almost a half of the school students with 800 strength going missing.

The region of Katsina is the home state of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari. The region is already infiltrated by violent bandits and local people keep witnessing such attacks and kidnappings for ransom. Islamist militants pose a challenge as such attacks are common in north-eastern parts of the country.

Nigeria has been rocked by violence and insecurity across Nigeria have kept the citizens live a fearful life and the country has witnessed killings of farmers, where some were beheaded by Islamist militants in the north-eastern Borno state in November.

Buhari, who arrived on Friday for a week in his home village some 200km (125 miles) from Kankara, was expected to brief the national assembly on the security situation last week, but cancelled his visit.

The region of Katsina is the home state of Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari. The region is already infiltrated by violent bandits and local people keep witnessing such attacks and kidnappings for ransom. Islamist militants pose a challenge as such attacks are common in north-eastern parts of the country.

Nigeria has been rocked by violence and insecurity across Nigeria have kept the citizens live a fearful life and the country has witnessed killings of farmers, where some were beheaded by Islamist militants in the north-eastern Borno state in November.

Buhari, who arrived on Friday for a week in his home village some 200km (125 miles) from Kankara, was expected to brief the national assembly on the security situation last week, but cancelled his visit.

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