Recently, at least one person has died in school kidnappings the country has seen this year.
“Armed gangs on motorcycles by their number storm the towns of Tegina, Rafi LGA, mass shootings and kidnapping a number of children at the Salihu Tanko Islamic School,” police said.
“The thieves shot dead people in the process,” the police statement added. State police said The tactical team has been “Instant mobilization” as part of efforts to rescue the victims “The HQ calls for peace while the police and other security agencies will do everything humanly possible to ensure that children are rescued unscathed,” the state police said. say
Niger government spokeswoman Mary Noel-Berje told CNN on Monday that at least 11 children abducted during the attack were later released.
“11 children were released because of their meekness. A little boy who couldn’t get into the bushes. which is the escape route of the kidnapper has been released,” Noel-Berje said.
A government spokeswoman said: The schools targeted for the attack included kindergarten, elementary and middle school children.
“The government is working to determine the number of children who have been abducted. House counting continues,” she added.
It also comes days after a student from Greenfield University, Kaduna, was released. Five students were kidnapped and killed while incarcerated.
Kidnapping has become one of the major security challenges in Nigeria and hundreds of students have been abducted in mass kidnappings in northern Nigeria since December. Some governors regularly pay ransoms for the safety of their victims. but rarely admits to doing so.
Guan Tin group known as thieves It operates from a forested area in northwestern Nigeria. where they organized attacks and kidnappings in rural areas and Nigeria’s main road network.
Between June 2011 and the end of March 2020, approximately $18.34 million was paid, according to Lagos-based SBM Intelligence in a report last year titled. “Economics of the kidnapping industry in Nigeria”