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'A Huge Relief': 344 Schoolboys Released After Abduction In Nigeria

Last week's attack, claimed by Boko Haram, recalled the Islamist group's abduction of 276 girls in 2014. Unlike that attack, though, this fraught chapter ended relatively quickly, and with happy news.
Nigerian government officials say that more than 300 schoolboys, who had been abducted in an attack claimed by Boko Haram, have been freed. Source: Kola Sulaimon

More than 300 schoolchildren have safely walked free, according to Nigerian officials, roughly a week after their mass abduction in the northern state of Katsina. The region's governor, Aminu Bello Masari, announced the release of, saying they would receive medical attention before reuniting with their families.

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