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Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls freed: Governor

About 279 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have been released. The governor of the state said the girls arrived on government premises in the state capital Gusau on Tuesday. “I am happy to announce that the girls are free,” Dr. Bello Matawalle told AFP. “They have just […]

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42 people kidnapped in Nigeria’s Niger state last week, released

At least 42 people including students who were abducted last week in an armed raid from a state run school in Kagara in Niger state, northwest Nigeria, have been released. The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping. The gunmen, […]

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Gunmen abduct more than 300 girls from school in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Over 300 school girls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Nigeria’s north-western Zamfara state, police said. Security officers have been dispatched to the town of Jangebe where the girls were seized early on Friday morning. Group of gunmen arrived at the Government Girls Secondary School with pick-up vehicles and motorcycles, a […]