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  • 18 year old Caleb similar managed to escape when unidentified gunmen launched an overnight attack on a boarding school in north central Nigeria.

  • One student was killed on 42 people, including 27 students, were kidnapped, according to the state governor.

  • Caleb recounts his experience that day.

  • I was sleeping in the hostel, then I heard the kidnappers come to our hostel and start shooting their guns.

  • I came out and saw them.

  • Then I ran and jumped over the fence.

  • There were other students to running everywhere, the state governor said.

  • The assailants stormed the Government Science Secondary School in *** State at around 2 a.m. On overwhelmed the school security detail.

  • It is not immediately clear who was responsible.

  • Kidnappings for ransom by armed groups are common across many northern Nigerian states.

  • This attack comes two months after gunmen stormed a secondary school in northwestern Katsina state and kidnapped nearly 350 boys who was subsequently rescued by security forces.

  • Militant Islamist group Boko Haram Onda branch of Islamic State also carry out abductions in the region.

  • About 100 of the 270 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2000 and 14 are still missing.

  • After Wednesday's attack, the *** State governor ordered the immediate closure of boarding schools in the region on President Muhammadu Buhari dispatched security chiefs to coordinate rescue operations, according to his spokesperson.

  • But the recent attacks have raised concerns about rising violence by armed gangs and Islamist insurgents on fueled criticism of Buhari's handling of national security.

18 year old Caleb similar managed to escape when unidentified gunmen launched an overnight attack on a boarding school in north central Nigeria.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/18
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