More than 100 college students kidnapped in north-west Nigeria | EUROtoday

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More than 100 college students from a college in Nigeria have been kidnapped within the metropolis of Kuriga, within the north-west of the nation: this was reported by witnesses cited by the BBC. The pupils have been in school within the morning when dozens of armed males arriving on motorbikes entered the varsity, a witness stated, including that the scholars, aged between 8 and 15, have been taken away along with a trainer . An eyewitness stated a pupil was shot by the gunmen and is present process remedy at Birnin Gwari hospital.

Kuriga is positioned in Kaduna State and a state authorities official confirmed the incident to the BBC however offered no particulars. The seizure comes a day after dozens of ladies and youngsters have been feared kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists whereas they have been gathering firewood in north-east Nigeria. However, the 2 instances should not believed to be linked.

Gangs of kidnappers, generally known as bandits, have kidnapped a whole bunch of individuals lately, particularly within the north-west of the nation, whereas the north-east is tormented by Islamist assaults by Boko Haram which in 2014 kidnapped over 270 schoolgirls in Chibok, a metropolis within the north-eastern state of Borno. The most frequent kidnappings in Nigeria are for ransom.