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Bandits Kidnaps 25 Villagers in North Central Nigeria

•Dozens of gunmen sneaked into Kutunku village while residents were asleep and abducted 24 people. A criminal gang has kidnapped 25 villagers in two separate incidents in central Nigeria’s Niger state, an area notorious for banditry and abductions, a local official said on Tuesday. Dozens of gunmen, known locally as bandits, sneaked into

Gunmen Abduct 19 in Niger Community

No fewer than nineteen people have been abducted in Kutunku village in Wushishi local government area of Niger state on Monday. The Gunmen had stormed the village in motorcycles shooting sporadically. They were said to have beaten some of the villagers who could not escape on time. Those abducted include eleven males and eight females including two would-be brides who

50 Passengers: Niger Police Recover Weapons from Bandits, Faults Reports on Fresh Abduction

Senator Iroegbu The anti-kidnapping taskforce of the Nigeria Police has nabbed some suspects and recovered arms and ammunitions from bandits terrorising some parts of Niger State. It was gathered that some of the recovered weapons and suspects would soon be paraded. Meanwhile the State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, has denied reports

Photos: We’ve Received Kagara Students Freed by Bandits–Niger Gov

Senator Iroegbu and Jude Johnson The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has confirmed that the abducted Kagara Government Science College students have been received by the state government. He disclosed this in a tweet on Saturday. “Breaking News: The Abducted Students, Staff and Relatives of Government Science College Kagara have

Nigeria Faces Third Mass Abduction of School Children in 3 Months

•Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish By Danielle Paquette and Ibrahim Garba Gunmen raided a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria early Friday and kidnapped more than 300 girls, marking the third mass abduction of children since December in Africa's most populous nation.Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The

Kankara To Kagara: Lessons Not Learnt

By Bulama Buakrti The abduction last week of 42 people, including 27 schoolchildren and three teachers, from their school dormitory in Kagara, Niger State, is extremely concerning. But it cannot be considered surprising, even to casual observers outside Nigeria. This explains how little international attention the incident has received. For

Breaking: 42 Kagara Students, Others Regain Freedom

•They are not released yet Jude Johnson The 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State, have been released, Premium Times reports. A total of 27 students, three staff members and 12 members of their family were abducted after the attack on the school in

Gumi: Passengers Abducted by Bandits in Niger State Released

•Did Gumi’s Intervention Aid the Release of Niger Passengers, Others? Jude Johnson The Niger State Government has secured the release of the abducted passengers of Niger State Transit Authority bus. The information was disclosed through the official Twitter account of the Niger State Governor on Sunday. “The Niger State Government has succeeded in