US News Nigeria. 29 students released by Security Forces

00:25  06 may  2021
00:25  06 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les familles des étudiants réclamaient leur libération depuis plusieurs semaines. © Kola Sulaimon / AFP Student families demanded their release for several weeks.

The last students selected by criminal gangs demanding a ransom, were released by the police of the state of Kaduna. But the threat of mass kidnappings still.

The last 29 students still captive, on a group of 39 removed on March 11 in their northwestern University of Nigeria , were released, announced Wednesday Samuel Aruwan, Minister of the Interior and Security of the Kaduna state.

A first group of ten students had been found by the security forces in the weeks following the attack on their university of the suburbs of the city of Kaduna, one of the many mass kidnappings conducted by criminal gangs in schools and academics In northeastern Nigeria in recent months.

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"Kaduna State Police Command informed Kaduna State Government for the Liberation of the Latest Students" removed on March 11, "said Aruwan in a statement.

The text does not give details on the circumstances of the student release or their state of health.

pillages and requests for ransom

armed strips, whose limbs are locally called "bandits" , terrorize the populations of the west center and northwestern Nigeria, looting villages, flying livestock and engaged in kidnappings mass to get ransoms.

For several months, these 'bandits' have been engaged in mass kidnappings in schools and academics of rural areas, where some 730 children and adolescents have been abducted since December . These attacks disrupted the studies of more than five million children, according to UNICEF.

The authorities deny the slightest ransom to get their release.

On April 20, about twenty students were again removed from a Kaduna State University and a university staff killed during the attack. Five of the kids removed have since been executed.

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