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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:35 PM

Gunmen release students in northern Nigeria 3 months later

Source: AP

By CHINEDU ASADU

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ó Gunmen have released some of the children kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria back in May, some of whom were as young as 5 years old, the schoolís head teacher said late Thursday.

Abubakar Garba Alhassan told The Associated Press that the freed students were on their way to the state capital, Minna, but added he could not confirm the exact number freed.

Authorities have said that 136 children were abducted along with several teachers when gunmen on motorcycles attacked the Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Niger state. Other preschoolers were left behind as they could not keep pace when the gunmen hurriedly moved those abducted into the forest.

Alhassan did not provide details of their release, but parents of the students have over the past weeks struggled to raise ransoms demanded by their abductors. There was no immediate comment from police of the Niger governorís office.



FILE - This Tuesday, June 1, 2021, file photo, shows the classrooms of the Salihu Tanko Islamic School where students were abducted in Tegina, Nigeria. Gunmen have released some of the children kidnapped from the school in northern Nigeria back in May, some of whom were as young as 5 years old, the school's head teacher said late Thursday, Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Mustapha Gimba, File)


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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 06:52 PM

1. I saw this story an hour or so ago

This is all going on with these thug gangsters who keep kidnapping women and girls for $$$$.

It's a humanitarian crises.

They have used the tactics of Boka Haram to demand ransom.

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