In northern Nigeria, another school has been attacked, in which a large number of pupils have been abducted. Local media talk about at least 200 abducted children; the authorities have not yet confirmed that.
Its not known whos behind todays attack. It would be about heavily armed men.
The African country is regularly plagued by attacks on schools and universities, with the children being abducted in order to demand a ransom. This year alone, hundreds of students and students have been abducted.
In 2014, the jihadist movement Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Chibok, also in Nigeria. This resulted in global reactions at the time: first lady Michelle Obama posed with a banner with the text #BringBackOurGirls. Meanwhile, several gangs have taken over the kidnappings as a way to gain income.
end of April, a group of students from Greenfield University in Kaduna was taken after storming by an unknown group. Five hostages were killed in the hope of releasing ransom.
Yesterday, the remaining students were released. Families of the abducted students told a local newspaper that eventually ransom was paid. The government denies that.