The state government official in Nigeria said that some unidentified gunmen abducted students from an Islamic school.

Nigerian government officials say dozens of students at an Islamic school have been abducted by unidentified gunmen on Sunday.

A spokesman for Niger’s state police said the incident take place in the north-central Nigerian state.

Some reports suggest that the attackers have kidnapped around 150 students and other reports suggest the number of abducted students around 200.

The gunmen abducted students, both boys and girls, and a group of bus passengers were also among them, the state governor’s spokeswoman said.

This comes as three months ago, 300 students from a girls’ school were abducted by unknown gunmen in Nigeria.

On the other hand, in 2014, 276 students were held for ransom by the Islamist group.

Kidnap for ransom has become common in the last few years in many parts of Nigeria.

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