Gunmen kidnap 27 school boys in Niger state

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Gunmen believed to belong to a criminal gang have kidnapped hundreds of schoolboys from their hostels along with some teachers in central Nigeria, an official and a security source told Agence France-Presse Wednesday.

The attackers, wearing military uniforms, stormed the Government Science College in “huge numbers” in the town of Kagara in Niger state late on Tuesday, herding the students into a nearby forest, the sources said.

The state’s governor’s spokesperson told Reuters the facility involved was a secondary school.

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