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BREAKING: 200 School Students Abducted In Niger

Gunmen have kidnapped about 200 Students from an Islamic school in the town of Tegina on Sunday in Niger State.

According to an eyewitness account, gunmen riding on motorcycles stormed the town and opened fire indiscriminately. As people fled, the attackers went to the Islamic school and seized the children. The school is attended by boys and girls, aged six to 18.

Reports also has it that two people were shot during the attack, and one had since died. Several people travelling in a car were also reportedly kidnapped.

This, being the latest in a series of such attacks on schools, is one of the abductions carried out for ransom which are increasingly common in northern states, and it came just a day after 14 people kidnapped from a university in the neighbouring state of Kaduna were released.

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