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Nigerian bandits free dozens of students after three months in captivity

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Many understudies at an Islamic theological college in western Nigeria who were snatched almost three months prior and six of whom kicked the bucket in imprisonment have been liberated, the school’s chief declared Thursday.

On May 30, around 200 vigorously outfitted men attacked the town of Tegina, in Niger State (western Nigeria), and hijacked 136 understudies from the private Muslim school Salihu Tanko.

Since December, Nigeria has experienced a progression of mass kidnappings at schools and colleges.

Six of the Tegina understudies kicked the bucket in imprisonment and 15 others figured out how to escape in June, as per the school’s administration.

“The understudies have all been delivered. We are currently bringing them home,” head Abubakar Alhassan told AFP. “I can’t give you an accurate number at this point. We should look at them when we return home. However, none of the understudies are in imprisonment.”

He didn’t give subtleties of the delivery or regardless of whether a payment was paid.

A parent, Fati Abdullahi, whose 18-year-old little girl and 15-year-old child were among the kidnapped understudies, affirmed that her youngsters were free.

“We got on the telephone with the individuals who brought them back. We followed their excursion home,” he said, saying he was “anticipating seeing them.

A messenger sent toward the beginning of August by the guardians to surrender a payment of 30 million naira (61,000 euros) in return for the arrival of the youngsters, had returned with practically nothing. He, at the end of the day, had been held for seven days on the grounds that the hijackers requested more cash, as indicated by school authorities.

Northwestern and focal Nigeria have seen an expansion in assaults, plundering, and mass kidnappings by groups of thugs referred to locally as “scoundrels. However, this year, posses have started focusing on schoolchildren and understudies for deliver.

Around 1,000 schoolchildren and understudies have been kidnapped since December, when posses started focusing on schools. Most have been delivered after arrangements, yet hundreds stay caught in camps stowed away in the woods.

Scoundrels who stole around 100 understudies from a Baptist secondary school in the northwestern territory of Kaduna toward the beginning of July have delivered 15 of their detainees subsequent to getting a payment, a family agent said Sunday.