More students kidnapped in Nigeria as gunmen attack forestry college

An empty classroom is seen following an attack by gunmen at Government Science College in Kagara, Nigeria, on Feb. 18. Gunmen abducted more students Thursday from a forestry college in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna state. (The Associated Press)

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Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since December.

The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, capital of Kaduna state, in a region roamed by armed gangs, who often travel on motorcycles.

Kaduna state’s security commissioner, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the attack but did not say how many students had been taken.