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  • Around 30 students have been kidnapped from a forestry college in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna, according to the State security Commissioner on Friday.

  • It's the fourth mass school abduction in the country since December.

  • The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, a region where banditry has vested for years.

  • Kaduna state security commissioner said that an armed gang attacked the college at around 11:30 p.m. Local time on Thursday.

  • He said that the army rescued some 180 people in the early hours of Friday, but that quote about 30 students, a mix of males and females are yet to be accounted for.

  • One local resident said he'd heard sporadic gunshots which he initially thought were military exercises from the nearby Nigerian Defence Academy.

  • The trend of abduction from boarding schools was started by the jihadist group Boko Haram, but it has since been taken up by armed criminal gangs seeking ransom.

  • Military and police attempts to tackle the gangs have had little success so far.

Around 30 students have been kidnapped from a forestry college in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna, according to the State security Commissioner on Friday.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/13
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