Violence

Nigeria: 200 Nigerian Students Still in Captivity, Says Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said 200 Nigerian students were still in captivity after school abductions that have plagued the nation since December 2020. The international organization added that more than 1,000 students have been abducted in these attacks from December 2020 to date in different states across the country. The UNICEF Representative …

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Nigeria: Full List of Students, Staff Kidnapped From Zamfara College

Bandits invaded Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Science on Sunday and kidnapped 15 students, four staff and killed others. Published are the names of 19 people kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara State College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, in a Sunday night attack. It was reported how the bandits went into the …

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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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UNICEF urges Nigeria to ensure safe school attendance

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on the Nigerian government to take all measures to protect schools in the country to make learning safer for children. The appeal was made because of the high-risk school situation in the country due to the ongoing abductions of children in schools. A senior official of UNICEF’s …

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Putting an End to School Violence

๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ is prevalent in all countries and includes physical, psychological and sexual violence, and bullying. The root causes include gender and social norms and wider structural and contextual factors such as inequality in income, deprivation, marginalization and conflict. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒNumerous factors like cultural understanding of violence, socio-economic factors, a studentโ€™s home life …

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Insecurity In theย  South East ofย  Nigeria

For the last seven months, there has been a spike in the occurrence of insecurity in the nation, and there has been no identifiable cause for such movements, instilling fear and unrest in the nation.  These insecurities have ranged from kidnappings, to killings and attacks on schools and organizations making the South East unsafe for …

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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 school abduction: Gunmen kidnap students in Niger state

Nigerian officials say gunmen have kidnapped many students from an Islamic school in Nigeria – the latest in a series of such attacks on schools. Authorities in Niger state confirmed to the BBC that gunmen had seized an unknown number of students from the school in the town of Tegina on Sunday. A teacher told …

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Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Private University in Kaduna, Abduct Students

Gunmen Tuesday night attacked Greenfield University, a private institution in Kaduna, and abducted some students. The incident was said to have occurred at about 8:15pm on Tuesday when the hoodlums invaded the school. The university, the only private university in the state, is located along the Kaduna- Abuja road, some kilometres away from Kaduna city. …

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