TIMELINE: Seven years after Chibok, mass kidnapping of students becoming norm in Nigeria
Over 700 students have been kidnapped from their schools since December.
Two months later, gunmen raided another school – this time in Niger State – taking 27 students into their hideouts.Then in late February, bandits forced 317 girls from a school in Zamfara State, firing into the air for over two hours as they raided the village, residents said at the time.
PREMIUM TIMES hadreportedhow the breakdown of security in the North-west and North-central regions of the country has led to a surge in kidnapping and banditry.Armed bandits have taken advantage of an ineffective government and weak security presence to continue their reign of terror on villages and schools.
These criminal gangs maintain camps in various forests, including the Rugu forest, which links Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger states. From their hideouts, they organise raids on rural communities, schools, homes and Nigeria’s road networks.Timeline headtopics.com
PREMIUM TIMES highlights the cases of mass kidnapping of students from schools in Nigeria in the last seven years.April 14, 2014:276 schoolgirlsfrom their dormitories in Chibok, Borno State at a time the students were writing their final year exams. About 57 of the girls managed to escape at different times while on transit with their abductors and more than 100 have been released in talks with the government. About 100 Chibok girls have yet to be accounted for.
February 19, 2018:were kidnapped by Boko Haram at a government girls secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State. Most of the girls were later released while a few died. One of them, Leah Sharibu, is still with the Boko Haram.ADVERTISEMENTDecember 11 2020:
Gunmen attacked the Government Boys Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and abducted. All the boys were released about a week after the abduction.December 20, 2020:were kidnapped at an Islamic school in Mahuta, Katsina State. The students were released after negotiation with their abductors but the government denied paying any ransom.Read more: Premium Times »
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