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Gunmen abducted at least 60 people in northwestern Nigeria after riding motorbikes into five villages and firing sporadically into the air, a police official and several residents said on Saturday.

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Praying, crying and waiting for news about their children, the parents of more than 120 Nigerian students abducted by armed bandits at the Bethel Baptist High School in the nation’s northern Kaduna state have been gathering at the school awaiting updates about their children.

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  • Gunmen have kidnapped about 1,000 from schools since December
  • Some 400,000 children in NW Nigeria out of school due to insecurity
  • Criminal gangs seen more effective than Islamists in denying girls education
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Kidnappers who abducted more than 100 students from a boarding school in Nigeria's Kaduna state warned that the children could starve unless parents supply them with food, parents and the head of the Kaduna Baptist conference said on Wednesday.

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About 125 students were still missing on Wednesday but 28 others had been re-united with their families after an attack by armed men on a boarding school in Nigeria's Kaduna state, the head of the Kaduna Baptist conference said.

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The attack on Federal Government College in Kebbi State is the third assault by gangs on a school in Nigeria in a month.

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State government says about 200 children were in the school when gunmen on motorbikes attacked.

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Attackers release 14 remaining students abducted from Greenfield University in northwest Nigeria last month.

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Since December 2020, a total of 769 students have been taken in at least five school kidnappings in northern Nigeria.

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Measures come after three people shot following release of kidnapped schoolgirls in the town of Jangebe, Zamfara state.

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