Nigeria: Hundreds of abducted female students remain
Hundreds of abducted schoolgirls have been released in Nigeria.
The governor of Nigeria’s Zamfara State told Al Jazeera that the kidnappers had released 279 abducted students.
The Nigerian president has expressed “immense joy” at the news. There are reports that the kidnappers were not paid for the release of the abducted students.
A few days ago, more than 300 schoolgirls were abducted in Nigeria.
The foreign news agency said the parents of the abducted girls were exhausted and were praying for their safe return.
Unidentified gunmen abducted hundreds of female students from a boarding school in Zamfara, Nigeria. This was the second kidnapping of students in the area in a week.
According to the Nigerian police, the Zamfara Police Command had launched a joint search and rescue operation with the army to search for 317 female students of Government Science Secondary School.
In recent years, heavily armed criminal groups have been carrying out such incidents in northwestern Nigeria. The incidents are aimed at kidnapping for ransom, looting and rape.