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Kidnapped NIgerian schoolgirls have been released and are ‘safe’

Written by on 02/03/2021

A group of girls who were abducted from a boarding school in Nigeria have been released and are “safe”, reports say.

Gunmen abducted 317 students from the Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe town, Zamfara state, on Friday.

But Dr Bello Matawalle, the state’s governor, says the girls are “now safe”.

The men who ransacked the school, had also attacked a nearby military camp and checkpoint, preventing soldiers from intervening.

Several large groups of armed men operate in Zamfara state, described by the government as bandits, and are known to kidnap for money and for the release of their members from jail.

 Sky News

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