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SocialMediaTrends: #SecureNigerState – Twitter Nigeria rages over Kagara abduction

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Social media users in Nigeria on Wednesday reacted massively to the latest abduction case in the country, decrying the worsening security situation.

The recent attacks unleashed by suspected armed bandits on Government Science College, Kagara in Niger State, saw at least 27 students abducted as well as a few teachers residing within the College Staff Quarters.

The attackers who were said to have stormed the school at about 2:00a.m on Wednesday, reportedly dressed in the school uniform, began shooting sporadically leaving at least one dead and a few injured.

The incident, which closely follows the kidnap of 333 school boys from a Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government in Katsina state, has been heavily condemned by many Nigerians.

Social Media users also queried the possession of the highly sophisticated weapons being used by these assailants as revealed in a viral footage, and the government’s daunting failure to label the perpetrators “terrorists” rather than “bandits”.

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These phrases and hashtag made it to Twitter’s trends table: #SecureNigerState, Terrorists, Allahu Akbar, Government Science College, Minna.

…By Okiemute Abraham

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