A group of students has been kidnapped this Friday after a new attack on a school in Nigeria, this time in the state of Kaduna (north), as confirmed by the state police spokesman, Mohammed Jalige.
Jalige has indicated in declarations to Channels Television that for the moment it has not been possible to determine how many students have been kidnapped in the Federal College of Forestry, before emphasizing that the security forces control the area, according to the newspaper ‘The Premium Times’.
The Commissioner for Security and Internal Affairs of Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, said in statements to the British television channel BBC that a count of students is being carried out in the center. According to this information, most of the victims are girls.
For the moment it is not known which group was behind the attack against the school, which is located near a military academy, amid an increase in this type of incidents that has led to the closure of educational centers in several states of the African country.
In this regard, the state of Niger (west) announced on Thursday the closure of all schools for two weeks while the security situation is analyzed, including a recent attack that resulted in the abduction of more than 40 people.
Attacks in Nigeria, previously centered in the northeastern part of the country where Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), operate have spread over the past few months to other areas in the north and northwest, raising alarms about the possible expansion of these terrorist and criminal networks.