Tension in schools as terrorists kidnap over 800 in one week, kill scores

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Safety of schoolchildren is again under scrutiny as bandits carry out audacious attacks across the Northern part of the country. DAILY POST reports that from Wednesday, March 6 to Monday March 11, about 800 unsuspecting Nigerians, mostly schoolchildren, were kidnapped by daredevil terrorists in the northern part of the country.

According to Amnesty International, AI, Boko Haram terrorists abducted over 400 people, including women and children in Borno State on Tuesday last week. The Islamic extremists abducted the victims who reportedly left the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Gamboru Ngala council area to search for firewood. The victims were mostly women and children sacked from their ancestral homes by the terrorists causing mayhem in the Northeast.

also recalls that over 16 people were killed on March 8 during an attack on Wa-ndoo, a community in Mbalom, Gwer-East Local Government Area of Benue State. The attackers, whom the state governor, Hyacinth Alia and residents claimed were armed herders, invaded the community at night while some of the residents were having supper. They opened fire on residents and whisked some away.

 

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