Kidnapping

Nigeria: Abducted Zamfara Students Plead for Govt’s Help

The 15 students and four staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura were abducted on Sunday night. Abducted students of the Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences (CAAS), Bakura have sent a “Save Our Lives” plea to Governor Bello Matawalle and the state government. 15 of them and four staff …

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Nigeria: Buhari Orders Security Agencies to Ensure Prompt Release of Kidnapped Niger Pupils.

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s security and intelligence agencies to expedite efforts towards the release of the 200 children kidnapped last week from an Islamic school in Niger State. A press release on Monday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said tge President was briefed on the latest incident of school kidnapping and condemned …

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Nigeria: Five Kidnapped Kaduna College Students Rescued – Official

The Kaduna government says the students were rescued by security operatives in Kaduna on Monday and are now at a military health facility in the city receiving treatment. The Kaduna State government has announced the rescue of five of the 39 students kidnapped from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Kaduna, last month. A statement …

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Nigeria: Army Foils Another Kidnap Attempt On Kaduna School

The Kaduna State government says 39 students have been confirmed missing from the earlier abduction Thursday night. The Nigerian Army says it has foiled another attempt by bandits to kidnap students of Turkish International Secondary School in Rigachikun, Kaduna State. This comes after bandits abducted over 200 persons, including students and staff, of the Federal …

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Nigeria – Traumatized Abducted Schoolchildren Need Urgent Rehabilitation, Say Independent Rights Experts

Arne Hoel / The World Bank In an alert issued on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session in Geneva, more than a dozen UN-appointed independent experts said that without assistance, victims who have been released were “at (an) increased risk of exploitation, trafficking, sexual and gender-based violence and other forms of violence”. …

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Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says

The girls’ return marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped school children. Hundreds of girls who were abducted last week from their boarding school in Nigeria by a group of armed men have been released, a local official said on Tuesday, the second time in less than …

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Stop the attacks on schools

Attacks on schools is a violation of children’s right,on February 26, barely 9 days after the abduction in Niger State, 317 girls were abducted from a government girls’ secondary school in the Jangebe area of northwestern Zamfara State. Gunmen in Nigeria’s northwestern Niger State attacked a government school yesterday, reportedly abducting hundreds of students and …

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Nigeria: 24 Kagara Students, 14 Others Regain Freedom From Bandits in Niger.

The kidnapped staff and students of Government Science College Kagara have finally regained freedom from the armed bandits in Niger State. A top police officer involved in the counter-kidnapping operation in the State told PRNigeria on Saturday morning. A total of 38 persons regained freedom from the captivity. They include 24 students, three academic staff, …

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Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish

Gunmen raided a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria early Friday and kidnapped more than 300 girls, marking the third mass abduction of children since December in Africa’s most populous nation. The assailants struck the Government Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state in a predawn ambush, teachers and residents said, waking up the town as shots …

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