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100 Islamiyya Tegina students released after 3 months in captivity



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Bandits have released around 100 students who were abducted from an Islamic seminary, Tegina in Niger State three months ago.

Their release was confirmed by the school’s head teacher, Abubakar Alhassan.

However, the circumstances of their release were not disclosed.

Heavily armed criminals snatched 136 pupils from the seminary in Tegina on May 30. Six of them died in captivity and another 15 escaped in June.


The Northwest and central parts of the country have seen a surge in attacks, looting and mass abductions by bandits. But the bandits this year began targeting schoolchildren and students, demanding more ransom.

Gunmen who kidnapped more than 100 students from a Baptist high school in Kaduna State released 15 more of those hostages after collecting ransom, a representative of the families said on Sunday.

Around 1,000 students have been kidnapped since December after gunmen started to hit schools. Most have been released after negotiations, but scores are still being held in forest camps.

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