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TIMELINE: 821 students abducted in 2021 alone — more than half of those kidnapped in past 7 years

    TIMELINE: 821 students abducted in 2021 alone — more than half of those kidnapped in past 7 years

School abductions have worsened. From a fleeting criminal fad they have become a modus operandi for bandits looking to nick millions of naira from parents. What was once believed to

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Katsina emirate dismisses Kankara district head for ‘aiding’ banditry

    Katsina emirate dismisses Kankara district head for ‘aiding’ banditry

The Katsina emirate council has announced the dismissal of Yusuf Lawal, district head of Kankara, over alleged complicity in banditry. Earlier in May, the council had announced the suspension of

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TIMELINE: Four incidents in 3 weeks… how Niger became ‘epicentre’ of kidnapping

    TIMELINE: Four incidents in 3 weeks… how Niger became ‘epicentre’ of kidnapping

Nigeria has recorded a series of mass abductions in various parts of the country over the years, beginning with the kidnap of over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School

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IN DETAIL: From Chibok to Jangebe — 1,119 students abducted in seven years

    IN DETAIL: From Chibok to Jangebe — 1,119 students abducted in seven years

At least 1,119 students have now been abducted over the course of seven years in northern Nigeria.  In the early hours of Friday, suspected bandits attacked Government Girls Secondary School

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From Kankara to Kagara: The deification of banditry

  From Kankara to Kagara: The deification of banditry

The recent abduction of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State by armed bandits is

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Defence minister: We’ll rescue Kagara students like we did Kankara schoolboys

  Defence minister: We’ll rescue Kagara students like we did Kankara schoolboys

Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, says the government will secure a swift and safe release of the schoolchildren abducted from

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Masari: We’ve secured release of 103 kidnap victims

  Masari: We’ve secured release of 103 kidnap victims

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, says the state has secured the release of 103 kidnapped victims from bandits.  Masari disclosed

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Governors are tired and frustrated, says Fayemi on rising insecurity

  Governors are tired and frustrated, says Fayemi on rising insecurity

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his counterparts are tired and frustrated of the issues of banditry and kidnapping

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Defence ministry: How military killed some abductors of Kankara schoolboys

  Defence ministry: How military killed some abductors of Kankara schoolboys

The ministry of defence on Saturday disclosed more information on how the Nigerian military rescued the 344 abducted students of

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From Chibok Girls to Kankara Boys

  From Chibok Girls to Kankara Boys

Apprehension. Relief. Apprehension again. My emotions went full cycle in seven days. The abduction of 344 students of Government Secondary

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