The Nigerian authorities confirmed on Wednesday evening that armed men kidnapped 136 students from a Koran school on Sunday.
The state government of Niger launched the attack for the first time on Monday die school in reported to the city of Tigina, but not stated how many students were kidnapped.
Armed gangs, locally known as “bandits”, sow terror among the population in northwestern and central Nigeria, plunder villages, steal cattle and kidnap for ransom.
More than 700 students and children have been kidnapped by gangs to extort ransom since December.
The government of the state of Niger wrote in a tweet on Wednesday night that she “confirmed that die Number of Salih Tanko Islamic School students abducted by gang members in Tigina is 136 “.
State Deputy Governor Alhaji Ahmed Mohamed Kitso said, die Security agencies would “do anything, but they do not have sufficient logistical skills”.
The attackers released eleven students die “were too young and could no longer walk”, like die Authorities notified earlier.
The Niger state government said it was not paying a ransom. “We’re trying to negotiate to see how we can get them back safely,” said the deputy governor.
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