The massive quantity is attributed to recurring assaults on colleges by jihadist teams and prison gangs.
Since the Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped greater than 200 schoolgirls from a faculty in northern Nigeria in 2014, dozens of colleges have been subjected to related mass abductions.
Last 12 months alone, almost 1,500 kids had been kidnapped, 16 of whom had been killed.
According to Unicef, greater than 11,000 colleges have closed within the nation for security causes since December 2020. Hundreds of hundreds of youngsters thus don’t have any colleges to go to. At the identical time, many dad and mom maintain their kids at house for concern of kidnappings.
Nearly half the inhabitants of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million inhabitants, is beneath 15 years outdated.