NIGERIAN FORCES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR 300 ABDUCTED GIRLS

Highlights
• Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups
• On Feb. 17, 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their families were kidnapped by an armed gang that stormed the Government Science secondary school in the Kagara district of Niger state


Nearly 27 teenage boys were released by gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday. These boys were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger and security forces are continuously searching for over 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.
Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups.
On Feb. 17, 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their families were kidnapped by an armed gang that stormed the Government Science secondary school in the Kagara district of Niger state, overwhelming the school’s security detail. Unfortunately one boy was killed at the time of the raid.
Reports state follow their release, boys were seen by a Reuters witness walking with armed security via a dusty village, and some struggling to stand and asking for water. The boys were aged between 15 and 18 said a government official.