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गृहपृष्ठInternational344 abducted Nigerian students released : governor

344 abducted Nigerian students released : governor


AGENCY – A total of 344 students who were kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state and taken into a forest in a nearby state have been released, Governor of Katsina State Aminu Masari said Thursday.

“I think we have recovered most of the boys,” the governor told Nigerian TV network NTA in an interview published on Twitter, adding the students, now travelling back to Katsina State, will receive medical examination and reunite with their families on Friday.

The students of Government Science Secondary School at Kankara area in Katsina State were kidnapped on the night of Dec. 11 when a group of gunmen stormed the school. They were then taken into a vast forest in neighboring Zamfara State, according to media reports.

Following the abduction, the local government has been negotiating with the kidnappers to secure the release of the abductees, reports said Thursday, quoting Masari as saying.





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