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Nigeria: Two dead as gunmen attack military academy

– – At least two people have been killed after gunmen attacked a top military academy in Nigeria. Local media reports say another person has been abducted at the Nigerian Defence Academy which trains elite officers from Nigeria and other African countries. An army spokesman said the assailants broke into the campus in the northern city of Kaduna in the early hours of Tuesday morning. In a statement the academy said “The security architecture of the Nigerian Defence Academy was compromised” on Tuesday “by unknown gunmen, who gained access into the…

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Nigerian army general killed by gunmen on highway

– – The Nigerian army said on Friday that gunmen shot dead one of its army general who was travelling by car on a major road. The army general, Major General Hassan Ahmed was traveling from the capital, Abuja,when he was shot dead. According to the army, the general was killed when gunmen attacked his vehicle along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday. Spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made the announcement in a statement on Friday. The deceased general was with his driver and a relative, local media reported. – –…

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Nigeria: Three abducted students killed by kidnappers

– – Three students of the Greenfield University in Kasarami in Kaduna State have been killed by their kidnappers. They were among those abducted from the university on Tuesday. The three students were found shot dead. Authorities said their corpses were found on Friday in Kwanan Bature village, close to the university. Officials said unspecified number of students and a staff of the privately-owned university were kidnapped by gunmen. The kidnappers reportedly contacted parents of the abducted students demanding ransom. Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the…

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Over 300 schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

– – Over 300 schoolgirls have been abducted by gunmen in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State in Nigeria. The bandits carried out the abducted of the schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. The State Police spokesperson Mohammed Shehu told local media “We are right now on our way going to the school where the incident happened.” According to a staff of the school who witnessed the abduction, the gunmen arrived in the school on Friday morning with vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students. Some…

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Nigeria: Several students and staff missing after attack on school

– – Several students are reported missing in the north-central Nigerian town of Kagara in Niger state after gunmen stormed a boys boarding secondary school. The incident which happened in the early hours of Wednesday resulted in the abduction of a yet to be known number of students. A source at the school has also revealed that four staff and their families were also abducted. Some of the students however fled during the attack. The school authorities are conducting a headcount to ascertain the actual number of students and staff abducted. – – It’s not…

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Nigeria: Hundreds of pupils missing after gun attack

– – Hundreds of Nigerian students are reported missing after gunmen attacked the Government Science Secondary School. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating their hideout in a forest. There are however no reports of students being injured. Meanwhile, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who condemned the attack has ordered the school to carry out a full audit of students to find…

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Ghana: Unidentified gunmen seize 4 Indians, 2 Ghanaians

Unidentified security operatives in Ghana have seized four Indian businessmen in a dawn operation in a town called Ahodwo near Kumasi in the country’s Ashanti region. Two other Ghanaians who work for these Indians were also been seized, according to local media reports. The whereabouts of these Indians and Ghanaians have not yet been made public. Security officials have also not disclosed enough details about the operation. According to Africa Feeds sources within the security set up in Ghana, the seizure might be related to gold trading. The security operatives…

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Nigeria: Five Redeemed Church pastors kidnapped

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has announced the kidnap of five pastors of the church. Adeboye disclosed this on Friday during a talk at the Redeemed Camp along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The pastors were on their way to attend the church’s ministers’ conference in Lagos. Adeboye said the abduction took place on Thursday along the Ijebu-Ode axis. He charged the congregation to pray for the release of the abductees, saying it was the first time such incident was happening. “As a father, how…

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