Insecurity

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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Insecurity In the  South East of  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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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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