Gunmen kidnapped 317 ladies from a boarding college in northwest Nigeria, police claimed in a assertion Friday, the latest in a increasing tide of high-college abductions across Africa’s most populous country, where by kidnapping for ransom has come to be a worthwhile marketplace.
Armed militants broke into the Authorities Ladies Secondary Faculty, Jangebe in Zamfara condition at close to one a.m. Friday and packed schoolgirls onto autos or walked them towards the nearby Rugu forest, which spreads more than three states and hundreds of miles. By early morning, community leaders were being continue to doing work to tally the amount of folks missing.
Ahmad Abdullahi, a guardian, claimed that his daughter experienced escaped, but that five of his nieces, between fourteen and seventeen decades previous, were being among the the missing.
The abduction is the second in a minimal more than a week in Nigeria’s northwest, where by a surge