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Nigerian army hunts for kidnapped students, parents seek answers

Nigerian army hunts for kidnapped students, parents seek answers

NIGERIAN soldiers were hunting for armed kidnappers who seized nearly 300 school pupils in Kaduna state last week, a security source said, as distraught parents sought answers on when they would be reunited with their children. The source said the army's Kaduna-based One Division was leading the operation and "will soon have the bandits in their sights". The soldiers were backed by the local police, intelligence agency and air force, as well as the Kaduna state vigilance service, a vigilante group that knows the local terrain, the source added. "The security agencies and the state government are working tirelessly to ensure the…
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Anti-migrant vigilante group stokes tensions in SA

Anti-migrant vigilante group stokes tensions in SA

SHOPKEEPERS pulled down their metal shutters and foreign staff stayed out of sight as hundreds marched through a Johannesburg neighbourhood demanding that migrants leave and that their jobs go to South Africans. The march through dilapidated Hillbrow, where many African migrants live, was organised by Operation Dudula, a vigilante group whose activities have raised fears of renewed violence against foreigners, a recurring problem. Dudula means "push back" in Zulu. The group, based in the Soweto township just outside Johannesburg, blames high crime rates on undocumented migrants, who it also accuses of taking away jobs from South Africans and driving down…
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