Nigeria shuts boarding schools after 317 girls abducted in Zamfara

Nigeria shuts boarding schools after 317 girls abducted in Zamfara

Boarding schools in Nigeria’s Zamfara and Kano states were closed indefinitely on Friday, in order to protect vulnerable sites following the abduction of 317 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe. “As you know, the state government always takes proactive measures on issues related to security,” said the…

Billionaire Mo Dewji safe in Tanzania

Billionaire Mo Dewji safe in Tanzania

African billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who has been missing from Tanzania since an October 11 abduction, is now home and safe after his release over the weekend. “I thank Allah that I have returned home safely. I thank all my fellow Tanzanians, and everyone around the world for their prayers,” said a…

Nigerian forces ramp up effort to find 110 missing Dapchi girls

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said Sunday it is expanding efforts to locate more than 100 missing girls abducted from the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi last week. Spokesman Olatokunbo Adesanya said additional air assets including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and helicopters were deployed to Yobe…

Canadian, American solar energy investors abducted in Nigeria

Two Canadians and two Americans were abducted Tuesday in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, following a gun battle with their attackers that killed two police officers who were escorting their group. Details are still incomplete, but Nigerian authorities confirmed that the four North Americans – initially reported as two and then corrected…

UN envoy in Libya says abducted Zeidan is safe, in good health

The former prime minister of Libya, released after a week-long abduction and disappearance, is safe and in good health, according to information released Wednesday by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The mission said that Ghassan Salame, the new UN special envoy to Libya, has spoken with Ali…

Burundi priest dies after DRC abduction ordeal

A Roman Catholic priest who was abducted in Burundi in April has died, following an ordeal from which he never recovered. Adolphe Ntahondereye was the vicar of St. Francesco Saverio parish in Gatumba, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. He was ambushed while traveling by bus on April…