Joy as More Than 300 Kidnapped Nigerian Students Freed

At least 300 students who were kidnapped last week from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara have been released. The students were handed over to security officials and will have medical examinations before being reunited with their families. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the abduction and subsequently released a video that showed some of the boys believed to have been abducted from the school pleading for a safe return home. The kidnapping has gripped Nigeria and added to concerns and anger about insecurity and violence in the country's north. President Muhammadu Buhari took to Twitter to welcome the release: "This is a huge relief to the entire country and international community.

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A map showing the location of Kankara in Nigeria.

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