Tag: abductions

Release of the remaining Chibok girls is still work in progress – Presidency assures

The Presidency on Wednesday said the release of the remaining Chibok girls is a work in progress – It said no one has given up on them. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement titled ‘Chibok girls still in[Read More…]

Nigerian Army says it foiled another attempt by bandits to kidnap students in another Kaduna school

The Nigerian Army says it has foiled another attempt by bandits to kidnap students of Turkish International Secondary School in Rigachikun, Kaduna State. This comes after bandits abducted over 200 persons, including students and staff, of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state[Read More…]

Breaking: Terrorists abduct 300 schoolgirls in Zamfara

About 300 female students have been abducted from Government Day Secondary School, Jangebe at Talata Mafara Local Government Area in Zamfara State. BBC Hausa reports that the unidentified terrorists stormed the school in the early hours of Friday to abduct the school children. The father of one of the students[Read More…]

Just in: Terrorists abduct students of Government science school in Niger State

Some unidentified gunmen, a terrorists group have abducted students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. NewsWireNGR gathered from sources in Niger State, that the gunmen invaded the school around 3am on Wednesday. A student who tried to escape the[Read More…]

A kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl “has escaped”, her father tells the BBC

The father of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted in the northern town of Chibok has told the BBC that he has spoken to his daughter, amid reports that an unknown number of the girls had escaped from their abductors. The man said his daughter confirmed she had fled together[Read More…]

Chairman of Taraba State LGA, Hon. Salihu Dovo, has been killed by his abductors

The Chairman of Ardo-Kola Local Government Council in Taraba State, Hon. Salihu Dovo, has been killed by his abductors. Dovo was kidnapped by gunmen at his Jalingo residence in the early hours of Sunday. Barely six hours after his abduction, the kidnappers called an official of the Local Government to[Read More…]

..had gone to the pharmacy to buy medicine …..How Gunmen abduct Imo State University lecturer

Gunmen on Friday kidnapped Emma Ogueri, a lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri. Ogueri, a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Science, was abducted at a pharmacy opposite All Seasons Hotel located at Owerri. He was said to be hanging out with friends and had gone to the pharmacy to[Read More…]

Breaking: Six children from the same family have been abducted in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of six children, Alhaji Sani Gyare of Kadauri village in Maru Local Government Area of the state. Spokesman SP Shehu Muhammed confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria – NAN in Gusau. According to him, police had received reports of[Read More…]

“What happened in Katsina was done to promote Islam” – Boko Haram claims responsibility for abducted school boys

The factional leader of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. Shekau, in an audio message first published by HumAngle stated that the action was carried out to ‘promote islam and discourage un-islamic practices’.[Read More…]

Five aid workers abducted in Borno rescued

Five aid workers abducted by ISWAP 22nd December 2019 along the Monguno-Maiduguri Road, Borno State were on Wednesday rescued by the DSS in conjunction with other strategic stakeholders/partners. The rescued aid workers include Jennifer Samuel Ukumbong of the Alliance for International Medical Action, ALIMA; Asabe Cletus Musa also of ALIMA;[Read More…]