In northern and central parts of the country, armed gangs take people hostage and demand money for their release. In Sokoto State, DW correspondent Fred Muvunyi came across the story of a painful family tragedy.
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The attack on the school in northwestern Nigeria is the fourth of its kind since December. It is thought around 30 students have been kidnapped.
The security commissioner in the northwestern state of Kaduna has confirmed the kidnapping, which marks the fifth attack of its kind since December.
Captured schoolchildren in Nigeria have appeared in a ransom video, days after they were abducted by bandits in the northern state of Kaduna. The Nigerian president has vowed a swift response to the kidnapping.
Gunmen have abducted hundreds of children in an attack on a boarding school. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his government would not "succumb to blackmail by bandits."
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