Nigerian authorities have announced that all 73 high school students abducted on September 1 in Zamfara province have been released.
These are high school students who were abducted by an armed group of kidnappers at Kaya Day school in Maradana city, while Nigerian state media today reported that all students have been released.
The same source did not disclose how the abducted students were released.
The kidnappers had previously demanded ransom for the release of the hostages, while the Nigerian government said they would not give the money.
Zamfara provincial governor Bello Matawalle closed all schools in the Nigerian region after the abduction.
Nigeria is a bastion of frequent armed attacks and kidnappings. The most common targets of attacks are rural settlements and schools.
Nigerian authorities have banned the use of motorcycles in some provinces, which is the most common means of transport for armed groups. Tribal conflicts and the Boko Haram terrorist organization are also among the main security problems in Nigeria.AA
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