Armed men kidnapped more than 280 students during an assault on a school in northwestern Nigeria, according to two witnesses.

Mass kidnappings for ransom are common in Africa’s most populous country, especially against educational centers, although these attacks had recently decreased.
Local authorities in Kaduna state confirmed the attack that occurred at the Kuriga school, but they did not detail the number of hostages because they were still counting them. One of the teachers at the center, Sani Abdullahi, explained that Some of the staff and students were able to escape while the assailants fired into the air.

“In Kuriga secondary school there are 187 missing, while in the primary school, 125 children were missing, but 25 returned,” said the teacher.

A local resident, Muhammad Adam, shared a similar report with AFP, “more than 280 have been kidnapped. At first we thought the number was 200, but after a detailed count we discovered that the kidnapped children are a little more than 280.” , he indicated.

At the moment, neither the local authorities nor the police They offered no number of kidnapped people. In recent years, criminal groups have repeatedly attacked schools in Nigeria, especially in rural areas in the northwest of the country.


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