18 Dec 2020

More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys rescued after kidnapping

More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys kidnapped last week are being reunited with their families – apparently safe and well.

The boys were abducted last Friday from their boarding school in the town of Kankara. They were rescued from the forest by the army and taken to the state capital Katsina for medical checks before being allowed home.

Officials said the kidnappers were local bandits not the militant group Boko Haram, but it isn’t easy to tell.