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27 kidnapped Nigerian students freed

– – 27 students abducted from a forestry college in the Nigerian state of Kaduna have been freed. They were among 39 students abducted from their dormitories by armed criminal gangs in March. Some of them have already been released by the criminal gangs. The release of the remaining captives follows a protest by their distraught families outside the Nigerian parliament in the capital Abuja demanding more action from the authorities to rescue them. The college students were held for nearly two months by the gunmen and their release will be a…

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Nigeria: Hundreds of abducted schoolboys released

– – Over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria last week have been freed. Authorities in the Katsina state were the incident occurred have revealed that those rescued are in a good condition. In a statement, the authorities said the boys were being taken to the regional capital Katsina City to reunite with their families. Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility had hours earlier released a video apparently showing some of the boys. Although the local authorities believe the video released by Boko Haram was authentic, they believe an impersonators…

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