Nigeria Warns 14 Schools At Risk Of Kidnapping

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The Nigerian government has identified schools in at least 14 states and the capital, Abuja, as vulnerable to attacks following a renewed wave of mass abductions of students.

Hajia Halima Iliya, the national coordinator of state-run Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria, said the agency had collected data to guide intervention measures.

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The agency was formed after the 2014 abduction of hundreds of girls from Chibok in the north-eastern Borno state.

Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Benue, Yobe, Katsina, Abuja, Kebbi, Sokoto, Plateau and Zamfara are among the most vulnerable states, according to the agency.

This comes amidst a surge in kidnappings in Nigeria.

The country’s spate of abductions worsened on Saturday as more than a dozen students and four women were kidnapped from a school in Gada, Sokoto.

Parents of the kidnapped students have urged the government to help secure their release.

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