April 5, 2023

At Least 10 Schoolchildren Kidnapped In Nigeria

At least 10 secondary school students have been abducted in Kaduna state in north-west Nigeria.

They were seized on Monday from a government school in Awon.

Kaduna is one of several states where armed gangs have frequently carried out attacks. In 2021, hundreds of students were kidnapped for ransom from various schools and colleges.

But in recent months there’s been a lull in such attacks.

Last year the Nigerian government introduced new currency notes and limited cash withdrawals partly to try to stop the kidnapping for ransom attacks.

Source: BBC

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