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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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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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