According to reports, gunmen have killed thirteen school Children in Nigeria. This happened in a school in north-western state of zamfara. An eyewitness says the gunmen came with a motorbike welding assorted weapons, they suddenly opened fire killing thirteen school children. They also made away with a herd of cattle belonging to the attacked village.
According to Report gathered, almost 300 girls were taken from school in Zamfara state but they were later released. Also kidnapping of school children have increase significantly in the North Western part of Nigeria.In northern Kaduna state, the authorities says criminal gangs consistently have killed or abducted nearly 2,000 people. Abductions and killing has increased since Boko Haram abducted hundreds of school girls.
On the contrary the authorities of Niger state have also shut down schools for two weeks because of the killings and kidnappings. According to the head of the education ministry in Niger State, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, the two weeks closure was to give security agencies “the time and opportunity to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment”. Kano, Yobe and Katsina states in northern Nigeria have also shut down schools for the time been.