US Nigeria: Release of dozens of students kidnapped in the northwestern

22:50  13 september  2021
22:50  13 september  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Le Parisien © Provided by Le Parisien The Parisian men's armed men released dozens of students kidnapped in early September in the state of Zamfara, in the North- West Nigeria . Liberation occurred on Sunday, after the triggering of military operations against criminal gangs in that state and the cutting of telecommunications by the authorities to prevent them from exchanging information.

More than 70 students and teachers had been kidnapped at the Kaya School on September 1, last episode dated an series of mass kidnappings in schools and

colleges since the beginning of the year by Heavily armed men, locally qualified as "bandits". In total, "75 hostages of Kaya Public High School were released Sunday evening," said a source of local government. "They seemed fit and free". A video published by the Governor of the Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawalle, the watch welcoming buses filled with students at nightfall.

According to safe sources, they were released in exchange for the promise to leave their kidnappers a safe passage out of the forest where they had entrenched, the army having encircled their camp.

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More than 1000 students removed this year Criminal gangs rage in North States. West and the center of Nigeria, where they carry out violent raids to loot villages, flying livestock and removing locals for ransoms. They are particularly

at schools and schools

, easy-to-protected targets, which are often poorly protected and located in isolated rural areas. More than 1,000 students were removed this year during a series of attacks.

Most of these students were released after negotiations and some escaped, but dozens of them are still selected by their captors. The criminal bands generally find sheltered from the Rudu Forest, which stretches on the states of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger.

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