Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students
Names of missing Chibok school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgency five years ago are displayed during the 5th year anniversary of their abduction, in Abuja, Nigeria April 14, 2019. (Reuters)
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Updated 15 December 2020

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students
  • The leader of the group was behind the 2014 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok

KANO, Nigeria: Extremist group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria.
“I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” said the leader of the group behind the 2014 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Chibok, in a voice message.