2 Mar 2021

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in northern Nigeria have been released

International Editor

Nigeria’s President has ordered a massive military operation following the safe return of nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last week – the latest in a string of abductions.

They were taken from their boarding school in Jangebe on Friday, most likely by bandits who have carried out a series of recent kidnappings.

They’re not thought to be connected to the Islamist group Boko Haram who kidnapped girls from a school in Chibok in 2014.