27 abducted schoolboys freed as gunmen hold on to over 300 girls in Nigeria

Nigeria school kidnappings

This photograph taken on February 26, 2021 shows the school dormitory deserted after over 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by bandits, in Jangede, Zamfara State in northwest Nigeria. 

Photo credit: Habibu Iliyasu | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Following the release of the 42 people, President Buhari commended the nation's security and intelligence agencies and the government of Niger state for their responses.



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