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Dozens of children abducted from Islamic school in Nigeria

Dozens of children abducted from Islamic school in Nigeria

AFRICA, Nigeria, POLITICS, SCHOOL, Security, West Africa
Niger State, NIGERIA Gunmen kidnapped scores of children from an Islamic seminary in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents in the country. Some 200 children were at the school in Niger state yesterday during the attack, the local government tweeted, adding "an unconfirmed number" were taken. The abduction came a day after 14 students from a university in northwestern Nigeria were freed after 40 days in captivity. Niger state police spokesman Wasiu Abiodun said the attackers arrived on motorbikes in Tegina town. He said they started shooting indiscriminately, killing one resident and injuring another, before kidnapping the children from the Salihu Tanko Islamic school. One of the school's officials, who asked not to be named, said t...