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World All abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by kidnappers: Zamfara state governor

09:39  02 march  2021
09:39  02 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have been released, state governor Dr. Bello Matawalle said on Tuesday. "Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity," Matawalle wrote on Twitter. Local outlet Premium Times said that the girls were released at around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. However, it also reported that 38 of the total 317 abducted from the Government Girls Junior Secondary School in Jangebe were still missing. On Friday, armed gunmen kidnapped the students

More than 300 young schoolgirls were abducted early Friday when armed men raided a state -run school in Zamfara State , north-west Nigeria , a government official told CNN.

By Afolabi Sotunde

a group of people standing in a room: Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria © Reuters/AFOLABI SOTUNDE Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria

GUSAU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, the governor in Zamfara state said on Tuesday.

According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday.

Zamafara state spokesman Sulaiman Tanau Anka told Reuters that some of the missing girls had run into the bush at the time of the assault, and the number of those kidnapped was 279. All had now been freed, Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle said.

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Some 317 girls remain missing in Zamfara state , but 42 people abducted in Niger state are freed . The operation comes as 42 people kidnapped from a boarding school in a similar incident last week in Niger state were released. The kidnappings are carried out for ransom and are common in the north. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the latest kidnapping as "inhumane and totally unacceptable".

Officials in Nigeria 's Zamfara state are in touch with the gunmen who abducted 317 schoolgirls last week and are negotiating their release, two state officials told Reuters on Monday. Zamfara police have worked alongside the army in a search-and-rescue operation since Friday, after the students were taken from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe. Anka added that “repentant” bandits who had participated in a state government amnesty programme were serving as interlocutors between the kidnappers and the government.

a group of people in a room: Kidnapped schoolgirls released, in Zamfara © Reuters/AFOLABI SOTUNDE Kidnapped schoolgirls released, in Zamfara

Reuters journalists in Jangebe saw dozens of girls in Muslim veils sitting in a hall in a state government building.

"Alhamdulillah! It gladdens my heart to announce the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe from captivity", Matawalle said earlier on Twitter.

"This follows the scaling of several hurdles laid against our efforts. I enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to rejoice with us as our daughters are now safe," he said.

Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed criminal groups, in a trend started by the jihadist group Boko Haram, and later its offshoot Islamic State West Africa Province.

School children abducted in Nigeria's Niger state released, governor says

  School children abducted in Nigeria's Niger state released, governor says School children abducted in Nigeria's Niger state released, governor saysTwenty-seven students, three staff and 12 members of their families had been abducted last week by an armed gang who stormed the Government Science secondary school in the Kagara district of Niger state at around 2 a.m., overwhelming the school's security detail. One boy was killed during the raid.

ROME — Kidnappers reportedly released over 300 schoolgirls in northwest Nigeria on Sunday after abducting them at their boarding school late Thursday night. Vatican News reported that a Nigerian government official has confirmed reports of the girls ’ release on national television, but other news services — including the BBC — have denied the reports, insisting the girls are still in captivity. The BBC cited Zamfara State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs Abubakar Dauran in their denial of reports of the girls ’ liberation.

More than 300 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in north-western Nigeria . Police say they believe the girls were taken to a forest after being abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara state , on Friday morning. But two weeks ago, lawmakers from Zamfara state suggested offering amnesty to repentant kidnappers in exchange for sustainable economic opportunities. It's a controversial strategy but one that yielded some positive results in the Niger Delta, which saw a reduction in crime after a similar amnesty programme in 2009.

The government has repeatedly denied paying ransoms. But President Muhammadu Buhari issued a statement on Friday in which he urged state governments "to review their policy of rewarding bandits with money and vehicles, warning that the policy might boomerang disastrously".

a person in a blue shirt: Kidnapped schoolgirls released, in Zamfara © Reuters/AFOLABI SOTUNDE Kidnapped schoolgirls released, in Zamfara

The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over a week in the northwest, a region increasingly targeted by criminal gangs. On Saturday, gunmen released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school on Feb. 17 in the north-central state of Niger.

In 2014, Boko Haram abducted more than 270 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Nigeria's most high profile school kidnapping. Around 100 of them remain missing.

(Reporting by Afolabi Sotunde in Gusaur and Alexis Akwagyiram in Lagos; writing by Alexis Akwagyiram and Raju Gopalakrishnan; editing by Richard Pullin & Simon Cameron-Moore)

42 people including students abducted last week from Nigeria's Kagara released

  42 people including students abducted last week from Nigeria's Kagara released At least 42 people, including students, who were kidnapped last week in an armed raid at a state-run school in Kagara in Niger state, northwest Nigeria, have been released, the vice-principal of the school, Mallam Saidu, told CNN Saturday. © Abubakar Mohammed One person died and dozens of students abducted when armed men raided a state-run school in Niger state, in Nigeria's Middle Belt region on February 17. The released group included 27 students, teachers and family members, the state government said in a statement at the time of the kidnapping.

Some 317 girls remain missing in Zamfara state , but 42 people abducted in Niger state are freed . The operation comes as 42 people kidnapped from a boarding school in a similar incident last week in Niger state were released. The kidnappings are carried out for ransom and are common in the north. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the latest kidnapping as "inhumane and totally unacceptable".

More than 300 schoolgirls have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in north-western Nigeria . Police say they believe the girls were taken to a forest after being abducted from their boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara state , on Friday morning. But two weeks ago, lawmakers from Zamfara state suggested offering amnesty to repentant kidnappers in exchange for sustainable economic opportunities. It's a controversial strategy but one that yielded some positive results in the Niger Delta, which saw a reduction in crime after a similar amnesty programme in 2009.

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria © Reuters/AFOLABI SOTUNDE Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria a group of people standing in a room: Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria © Reuters/AFOLABI SOTUNDE Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria

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