Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls released days after kidnapping

CNN, March 2, 2021

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)

Hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped at gunpoint from their boarding school in Nigeria have been released, authorities said.The girls were abducted on Friday by armed men who raided their state-run school in Nigeria’s northwest Zamfara State, the police said.Yusuf Idris, a spokesman for the regional governor Bello Matawalle, said Tuesday that all 279 girls had been safely returned and were all accounted for.The girls arrived in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the Zamfara government’s state house, where they were dressed in identical pastel hijabs.Idris said they were in a “good condition” although some of them had open sores on their feet and were given medical treatment.

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