Epoch Times Africa Reports — Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search for 300 Abducted Girls

JANGEBE, Nigeria—Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state. Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups. On Feb. 17, 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their families were abducted by an armed gang that stormed the Government Science secondary school in the Kagara district of Niger state, overwhelming the school’s security detail. One boy was killed during the raid. After their release, boys were seen by a Reuters witness walking with armed security through a dusty village, some struggling to stand and asking for water. A government official said the boys were aged between 15 and 18. The release comes just a day after the raid on a school …Africa News | The Epoch TimesRead MoreAfrica, World, Nigeria, Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls, kidnapped school boy

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