China News Service, February 27. According to a Reuters report, the Nigerian authorities said that on the 27th local time, militants released 42 kidnapped hostages, including 27 students.
These people were kidnapped at a boarding school in Niger State last week.
According to the Associated Press, the chief press secretary of the governor of Niger stated that the released persons have arrived in the state capital and "we have received personnel."
On the 17th, armed men attacked a public school in Kagara, Niger State, killed a student, and abducted 27 students, 3 teachers and 12 staff.
On the other hand, the Nigerian police confirmed on the 26th that a girls’ middle school in Zamfara State in the northwest of the country was attacked by a group of unidentified militants that day, and a total of 317 students were kidnapped.
Recently, there have been many kidnappings by armed groups in many states in northern Nigeria, many of them armed with guns.