Kagara kidnapping

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On 17 February, 2021, a student was killed and 27 others were kidnapped by armed men at around 3 am from their school in Kagara, Niger State, Nigeria.[1] Three members of the school's staff and 12 of their relatives were also abducted.[1]

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.[2][3]

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the police and the military to do a rescue operation.[4]

On 27 February 2021, the government of Niger State announced that all the 42 people abducted from the Kigara school have been released by the bandits and received by the Niger state government.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dozens of Nigerian students abducted by armed 'bandits'". Al Jazeera English. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  2. "Nigeria gunmen raid Kagara school and abduct boys". BBC News. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. "Gunmen kidnap "hundreds" of schoolboys in central Nigeria, sources say". CBS News. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  4. "Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap students in school attack". Deutsche Welle. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  5. "Nigeria: Gunmen release abducted Kagara schoolchildren — governor". dw.com. 2021-02-27. Retrieved 2021-02-27.