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5 Major abduction that rocked the Nigerian space in 2022

The year 2022 has been filled with series of events that have shocked Nigerians. Several events from the political sector, entertainment as well as security sectors among other sectors of the country, happened in the year 2022, which affected Nigerians in one way or the other. taking a look into the year brings you some of the shocking abductions that happened in the year 2022.

The year 2022 experienced heightened security issues, that put the competence of our security agencies to the test, drawing speculation and criticism against the Nigerian security agencies. However, some of these abductees were rescued by security agencies, why some have resorted to leaving their faith in God. Below is a list of the major abductions that shock Nigerians in the year 2022;

Kaduna train Attack:

On 28 March 2022, a Passenger train was attacked in Katari, Kaduna State. The attack came as a huge shock to Nigerians and was recorded as one of the biggest attacks on a passenger train in Nigeria.

The attack left, several persons injured, over eight persons dead and sixty-two persons abducted.


20 November 2022, some communities in the Northern part of Zamfara state Nigeria, were greeted with the worst Nightmare of their life, as gunmen raided communities, and abducted over 100 persons.

It was reported that 40 people were abducted from Kanwa village in the Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, a further 37 people, mostly women and children, were abducted from Kwabre community in the same local government area, and finally, no fewer than 38 people were abducted In Yankaba and Gidan Goga, communities of the Maradun local government area, kidnapped while working on their farms.


There is no greater joy for parents than knowing that their wards are resuming back in school, following a long strike by ASUU that halted the academic activities of their wards.

However, the joy of some parents were caught short, as their children were welcomed by a horrific incident, worse than the ASUU strike.

On the 23 of October 2022, some students of the University of Nsukka were abducted by gunmen along the Ugwuogo-Nike/Opi/Nsukka road in Enugu state, while returning back to campus.

It was reported that the Police swung into action, upon receiving the news of the ugly events.


The Nigeria Police force suffered a loss on the 2nd of July 2022, as Inspector, Adebayo Adeforiti, was gunned down and a Chinese National Kidnapped. It was gathered that the incident happened at CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru Expressway.


In June 2022, seven Chinese nationals were reportedly kidnapped at the Shiroro mining site in Niger State.

These kidnapped Chinese nationals were reportedly rescued by Nigerian military operation, Special Forces (SF) under the 271 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Detachment, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, on 17 December 2022 in Kaduna State.

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