About forty gunmen raided a college in north-west Nigeria and kidnapped 39 students, in the latest mass abduction targeting school children in Nigeria. There are more kidnappings in Nigeria recently and it started from the time of Boko Haram but it seems likely that Boko Haram is not the only bandit in Nigeria. 42 people were abducted from a state-run school last month in Kagara, Niger State but they were later released. Kidnappings for ransom, raping and pillaging is rampant in the Northern parts of Nigeria and has become a major security challenge.
The bandit raided the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Kaduna state, at about 9.30pm on Thursday. They shot indiscriminately before taking the students away. The students were made up of about 300 male and female students and ages between 17 and older. They are usually an agricultural students, the bandit also take mostly females and set the males free.