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Gunmen free kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren

Gunmen in Nigeria have freed several pupils who were kidnapped from an Islamic school in May, according to their headteacher.

Gunmen in Nigeria have freed several pupils who were kidnapped from an Islamic school in May, according to their headteacher.

READ ALSO: Nigerian kidnappers free 15 students

Some 136 students from the school in Regina, Niger state, were seized by gunmen demanding a ransom.

School officials say 15 students escaped in June and a further six died while in captivity.

Mass abductions for ransom have become increasingly common across Nigeria in recent months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: AFP

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