Lagos — Gunmen have kidnapped students and staff from a school in Nigeria, the second attack of its kind in recent months, causing lawmakers to call on the president to impose a state of emergency.

The criminals abducted 42 people, including 27 students, from a boys’ school in Kagara in Nigeria’s central Niger state, local governor Abubakar Sani Bello said in a televised broadcast on Wednesday. At least one person was killed, according to a statement by the president of the country’s Senate...

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