• February 5, 2023

30 Students Kidnapped In Northwest Nigeria : NPR

Dozens of students were there According to reports kidnapped from her school in northwestern Nigeria early in the morning on Friday.

Around 30 students were taken from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, which is just outside the city of Kaduna. The incident marks at least the fourth student abduction in the country since December.

Senator Shehu Sani lamented the recent kidnapping on Twitter.

“Our city is under siege,” he said wrote.

Last week, 279 schoolgirls were freed after being abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe, northwestern Zamfara state. Weeks earlier, dozens of children and staff were taken out of boarding school. More than 300 boys were abducted in December.

It is believed these crimes are part a growing “kidnapping industry” in the region. Criminals kidnap vulnerable students as a ransom.

When the 279 school girls were released last week, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said the Nigerian government was “working hard to put an end to these cruel and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping”.

When they said the Jangebe kidnappings would be the last, it was clear that they really underestimated the scale and gravity of the problem. Kidnapping is now a thriving lucrative business, and the students are now their stocks and gold mine.

– Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) March 12, 2021

Sani said it appears the government “really underestimated the size and severity of the problem”.

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