In Nigeria kidnappers released 28 schoolchildren. At the beginning of this month, armed men invaded a boarding school with 180 students. Not less than 81 children are stuck, Reuters news agency reports.
A pastor tells Reuters that the children were released this morning. “And a decent number of kids managed to escape.”
Right after the kidnapping, 25 children and a teacher managed to escape. And two days after the attack, 28 children were released. One of the parents confirms to the news agency that 28 children were released this morning. She didn‘t see her daughter sitting in there.
“I am very happy. Really very happy,” said the father of one of the children released to Reuters news agency. “I didn’t think I‘d ever see her alive again.”
He’s not the only parent with emotions:
The attack on the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna was the tenth since December, where large groups of children were kidnapped. In the northwest of the African country, armed militia abductions take place regularly. Since December, at least a thousand pupils have been kidnapped in the region.
Kidnappings are a growing industry for criminal gangs in Nigeria, according to a recent report by the Nigerian Security Institute SBM.