ABJUA, Nigeria — Kidnappers have kidnapped schoolchildren in northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara State, a spokesman for the state governor mentioned on Friday. He declined to say what number of had been kidnapped or present additional particulars.
A police spokesman for the state didn’t instantly reply to calls and messages in search of remark.
It was the second such kidnapping in just a little over every week in northern Nigeria, the place a surge in armed militancy within the northwest has led to a worsening breakdown of safety.
Unidentified gunmen killed a scholar in an in a single day assault final week on a boarding college within the north-central Nigerian state of Niger and kidnapped 42 individuals, together with 27 college students. The hostages are but to be launched.