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Armed men kidnap six female students and two workers in a boarding school in northern Nigeria

October 3, 2019

KADUNA (NIGERIA), Oct. 3 (Reuters / EP) –

A group of armed men has kidnapped six female students and two workers after an attack on a boarding school in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, in the north of the country, according to police.

The assault took place early in the day in a remote area near the town of Kakau Daji. The security forces “are doing everything possible to free all victims unharmed,” said the Police.

The authorities have not clarified which group would be responsible for this kidnapping. Although the northern part of Nigeria is a stronghold of Islamist groups such as Boko Haram and a local branch of Islamic State, other armed groups that perpetrate abductions basically for economic purposes are also active.

In 2014, Boko Haram militia officers kidnapped more than 270 girls in the village of Chibok, of which around a hundred are still captive. Last week, police released hundreds of children and adults abused in an Islamic school in the city of Kaduna.