Dozens of Students Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction

Gunmen kidnapped dozens of students in the fifth mass abduction since December.

Security forces are searching for at least 30 students taken from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization in the northern state of Kaduna during a raid late Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, a state commissioner, said in a statement Friday.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, a retired general who’s pledged to tackle insecurity in Africa’s most populous country, is facing an up-tick in school attacks, forcing many institutions in the north to shut down. Nigeria already has 12 million children out of school, one of the highest in the world, according to UNICEF. Most of them are in northern Nigeria.

The U.S., U.K., and France are providing intelligence to Nigeria and its neighbors to help deal with a deteriorating security situation, National Security Adviser Babagana Monguno said Thursday.

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