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Breaking: Over 200 of the Katsina Abducted School Boys Regain Freedom

About 240 of the Katsina State schoolboys kidnapped last week from a boarding school in Kankara Local government have been released, local authorities reported.

Abdul Labaran, a spokesman for the governor of Katsina state said the over 200 freed boys were in good condition and expected home within hours.

 

The attack which  was the first of its kind in north-western Nigeria, was claimed by the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram.

Nigerian authorities  however claimed,the abductions were carried out by local gangs connected to the Islamist group.

 Labaran said that a video purporting to come from Boko Haram showing the boys was authentic, but a message seemingly from the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau was not him but an impersonator.

Few other details have been made public, but news of the release has been confirmed to BBC Hausa by another state government official.

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