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Over 130 abducted schoolchildren in Nigeria's northwest are rescued after weeks in captivity

KADUNA, Nigeria - More than 130 children abducted more than two weeks ago from their school in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna were rescued Sunday and are getting psychological support before being returned to their families, the West African nation's military and government officials said.

School authorities had told the state government that a total of 287 students were kidnapped when motorcycle-riding gunmen invaded the remote Kuriga school March 7. However, Kaduna Gov. Uba Sani told local media late Sunday that only 137 young people had been abducted during the attack.

''All of them have come back home safely,'' the governor said in a broadcast by the Lagos-based Channels Television. The Associated Press could not reach villagers or school authorities in Kuriga town, which does not have cellphone service.

https://www.startribune.com/nearly-300-abducted-schoolchildren-in-northwest-nigeria-freed-after-over-two-weeks-in-captivity/600353655/

 

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