Tag: Abduction

How Social Media Helped Kaduna Students’ Abductors Flee
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How Social Media Helped Kaduna Students’ Abductors Flee

The Kaduna State Police Command has blamed viral audio on social media for the escape of kidnappers of 37 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Agabi local government Area of Kaduna State. The gunmen invaded the school premises which was located along Kaduna International Airport Road opposite the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, on March 11, 2021, and abducted the innocent students. A few days after, they reached out on a viral video demanding N500million as a ransom for the release of the students Following the intervention of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, the students were eventually released after spending over fifty days in the bandits' den. The students were also not released at once but in batches. Meanwhile the Stat...
Abduction: Negotiate with Bandits Now, Parents Beg El-Rufai
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Abduction: Negotiate with Bandits Now, Parents Beg El-Rufai

Following the failure of government and security agencies to secure the release of the 39 abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Mando Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, their parents have appealed to the Governor Nasir El-Rufai to bargain with the bandits to safely secure their release. The parents expressed sadness that their wards have remained in captivity over two weeks after their abduction by gunmen who raided their hostels. Recall that the gunmen shortly after the abduction of 23 female and 16 male students on March 12 demanded N500 million ransom in a viral video. Despite the rescue of 180 abductees by security forces, 39 students are still held captive by the kidnappers. A member of staff of the school and a representative ...
Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School
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Gunmen Kidnap 300 Girls in Zamfara School

Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government of Zamfara State has been raided by gunmen suspected to be bandits and abducted about 300 schoolgirls in the early hours of Friday, 26th February, 2021. According to a staff of the school who spoke to Punch on the condition of anonymity, the gunmen arrived at the school around 1am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully took the schoolgirls. The source said some of the gunmen dressed in uniforms and pretended to be security personnel, before they broke into the students' hostels and kidnapped over 300 students. He said, “When they came into the school, we thought they were security personnel but to our utmost fear and dismay, they started putting the girls into Hilux vehicles and ...
Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP
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Kagara Kidnap: APC Leaders Patronise Bandits – PDP

The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has spoken against the abduction of the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, Niger State, by bandits, who invade the school. This was contained in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement was titled, ‘Banditry: PDP Raises Alarm, Calls Out APC To Settle Their Mercenaries…Decries Abduction of Niger Students’. The statement read, “The PDP tasks security forces to go after the outlaws and rescue the children Nigerians were jolted by the Tuesday’s coordinated bandit attacks, kidnapping and killings in several communities in Niger state. “The PDP describes as revealing that while the people of Niger state and Nigerians in other states were u...