Group of 279 girls kidnapped in Zamfara was released

Group of 279 girls kidnapped in Zamfara was released

The nearly three hundred girls abducted Friday from a school in Zamfara state in northwest Nigeria have been released , the state governor said.

Appearing tranquility, the teenage girls were filmed walking in an orderly line under the escort of men in uniform and armed, next to the state government headquarters building in Gusau.

In a Twitter post in the early hours of Tuesday, Governor Bello Matawalle thanked God for the release of the girls from a kidnapping “which is joining a series of attacks on the efforts” of the local government, wrote the political leader of Zamfara .

A witness to the abduction, heard by the Associated Press, said he saw the armed group also attacking positions by local authorities to allegedly guarantee the success of this abduction, another in Nigeria targeting students.

Some of these kidnappings are the work of jihadist groups, but there are also criminal militias executing them in the country and then trying to exchange young people for large sums of money.

In the latter case, the abductors have not yet been identified, nor has it been revealed how the girls’ release will have been achieved.

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