No fewer than 1409 students were abducted in Nigeria in the past 19 months.
This was contained in a report released by SBM Intelligence. SBM is Nigeria’s geopolitical intelligence platform.
According to SBM Intelligence, at least 1,409 students have suffered abductions since “the latest school abduction epidemic, which started in March 2020,” with 16 of them killed in the process.
The report identified Kastina as the most affected state with 440 victims, followed by Zamfara with 419.
“At least 1409 students have been kidnapped from their schools in Nigeria since the first incident in the country’s latest school abduction epidemic, which started in March 2020.
“In the 19 incidents up until the latest kidnap in Zamfara state, 17 teachers have also been kidnapped alongside their students, and at least ₦220 million has been paid out as ransoms.
Unfortunately, 16 of the victims have died in these incidents,” the report added.
(Courtesy, The Guardian: Excluding headline)