Kidnappers release 42 abducted from school in Nigeria

Classrooms at the school where gunmen kidnapped dozens of students and staffs in Kagara, Niger State, Nigeria [Kola Sulaimon/AFP]
Twenty-seven students, three staff and 12 members of their families had been abducted last week by an armed gang.

Gunmen in Nigeria have released 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school last week in the north-central state of Niger, the state’s governor said.

Their release comes just a day after a separate raid on a school in Nigeria’s Zamfara state where gunmen seized more than 300 girls.

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