Nigerian schoolchildren kidnapped in second kidnapping in a week | Crime News
An unknown number of kidnapped schoolchildren in northwestern Zamfara state, a spokesperson for the state governor said.
An unknown number of students have been kidnapped in Zamfara state in northwest Nigeria, a spokesperson for the state governor said on Friday, the second kidnapping in just over a week.
The spokesperson declined to say how many people were taken away or to provide more details.
A state police spokesperson did not immediately respond to calls and messages seeking comment.
This is the second such kidnapping in just over a week in northern Nigeria, which has seen an upsurge in activity by armed groups leading to a widespread and worsening breach of security.
Last week, unidentified gunmen killed a student in an overnight attack on a boarding school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger and kidnapped 42 people, including 27 students. The hostages have not yet been released.