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137 kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren released unharmed after almost one month

137 kidnapped Nigerian schoolchildren released unharmed after almost one month

137 schoolchildren who were kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria have been returned unharmed, according to officials.

Held captive since 7 March, the incident in Kaduna state was the first mass kidnapping incident in Nigeria since 2021.

“We … thank all Nigerians who prayed fervently for the safe return of the school children. This is indeed a day of joy,” governor, Uba Sani, wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

“The Nigerian Army also deserves special commendation for showing that with courage, determination and commitment, criminal elements can be degraded and security restored in our communities.”