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USCIRF Condemns School Abductions in Nigeria

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned the attack on a Christian school in Nigeria, where 125 students are reportedly missing after unknown gunmen raided Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State. “Religious freedom includes the freedom to attend religious schools and to learn and teach according to one’s beliefs,” said USCIRF Commissioner Frederick A. Davie. […]

140 schoolchildren abducted from Bethel Baptist High School Kaduna

On Monday, reports emerged of another mass kidnapping from a school in Kaduna state. The mother of a 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped from Bethel Baptist School told journalists at 140 schoolchildren were seized by a large group of armed men who arrived on motorbikes and broke down the fence. In a statement, police said gunmen “overpowered the school’s security […]