US Nigeria: Release of dozens of students kidnapped in the northwestern
Nigerian parents excited by return of 2 abducted schoolgirls
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The news this month that two Nigerian schoolgirls had made it to freedom, more than seven years after they were kidnapped by Boko Haram extremist rebels, has kindled new hope among parents whose daughters are still missing. Of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from their school in Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April 2014, many of the girls have regained their freedom — 57 escaped in the hours following their abduction, 21 were released after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross and the Swiss Government in October 2016 and another 82 were freed in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects in May 2017. However, more than 100 are still missing.
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.
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. series of mass kidnappings in schools and
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Video: Nigeria: Release of more than 70 students kidnapped in the northwestern country (Le Figaro)
YOUR Browser does not support this videoMore 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.
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — At most of the largest U.S. public universities, students are under no obligation to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools do require vaccines, but with leniency for those who opt out. Still others have expelled students who do not comply. As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, administrators and faculty nationwide see high vaccination rates as key to bringing some normalcy back to campus. Where mandates face political opposition, schools are relying on incentives and outreach to get more students vaccinated.