Hundreds of schoolboys who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria nearly a week ago have been released, a local official said late on Thursday, after protests were held earlier in the day demanding the boys’ safe return.
Katsina state Governor Aminu Bello Masari said in a televised interview with state channel NTA that 344 boys held in the Rugu Forest in neighboring Zamfara state had been freed.
He made it clear saying, “We have recovered most of the boys, and It’s not all of them.”
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Earlier, a presidential aide said the schoolboys had been freed, but it was unclear how many were released amid continuing uncertainty about how many were abducted from their all-boys school last Friday in Kankara, a town in Katsina state.
In addition he declared, We had already established indirect contact to try to make sure that we secure the release of the children unharmed.” “We thank God that they took our advice and not a single shot was fired.
A security aide to the governor told the news agency that 344 students were rescued and are in Zamfara undergoing checks. “We are grateful to God they have been released,” Ibrahim Katsina said.
The governor added that the boys were on their way back to Katsina state and would be medically examined and reunited with their families on Friday.
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