On Friday, March 12, 2021, the world was again alerted to the news of another mass abduction of students by terrorists operating in northern Nigeria. Unlike in the past incidents where they attacked high schools, this time around, the terrorists abducted female students of a tertiary institution.
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Northern Nigeria has been under the yoke of terrorism for over a decade now. The heinous activities of the terror groups have included three cases of the mass abduction of students.Curiously though, the latest such abduction has not received the publicity and condemnation it deserves.