An estimated 70 students along with teachers were abducted in Kebbi state, Nigeria from the Federal Government College on Thursday, June 17. Eyewitnesses say roughly 100 gunmen stormed the school, shooting, killing one security officer, and injuring students.
Demonstrators on Saturday carried a symbolic coffin of President Muhammadu Buhari as protests exploded in Nigeria over Twitter ban, corruption, bad governance, human rights abuses, hunger and economic hardship across Africa's most populous nation.
"The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Thursday.
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