December 11th local time, students in a school in Kazina State in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by militants. The official number of abducted students has not yet been announced, but a parent and a school worker said that the number may be more than 400.
Nigerian President Buhari issued a statement saying that the Nepali military found the kidnapper in a forest and exchanged fire with him. On the other hand, the military and the police are stepping up to confirm how many of the more than 800 students of the school have disappeared and been abducted.
Nigeria is a country with a high global terrorism index, and the northeast region is often attacked by extremist organizations. Late last month, the northeast was attacked by militants of the extremist organization Boko Haram, killing more than 110 people and missing many others.