Nigeria Police Launch Manhunt of Lagos School-girls Kidnappers

OSINT SUMMARY

March 3, 2016, Nigeria police launched an operation aimed at rescuing three teenage school-girls who were kidnapped from the boarding school on Lagos city outskirts by a group of heavily armed men.

Kidnapping in Nigeria has become rampant and Boko Haram terrorist group has been at these center of the kidnappings.

According to a report by a BBC reporter in Lagos, the girls were abducted from the private boarding secondary school on Monday evening and so far the kidnappers are yet to issue demands.

Most kidnapping cases in southern Nigeria end with hostages being released unharmed after ransom has been paid, reports the BBC’s Umar Shehu Elleman from Lagos.

It’s barely two years since more than 200 girls from a boarding school in north-eastern town of Chibok were abducted by Boko Haram militant fighters.

Nigeria military has intensified it offensives against Boko Haram strongholds, but despite the military advances against the militant group, Chibok girls are yet to be found.

The latest military campaigns have forced a group of 76 Boko Haram militants to surrender to the Nigerian security forces citing starvation.

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Middle East -based terrorist group, the Islamic State in 2014.

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