Free and fair elections – Osinbajo meets with ECOWAS network of electoral commission
08 July 2017 | 11:30 am
Free and fair elections - Osinbajo meets with ECOWAS network of electoral commission.
Officials in Nigeria have said the students were freed with the help of several of their captors who had been pressured by a military crackdown to work with authorities.
Nigerian security forces have arrested three men accused of taking part in a mass abduction on Bethel Baptist High School in July. Gunmen kidnapped 121 students who were asleep in their dorm rooms. The attack took place just outside the city of Kaduna in the north-west of the country. One hundred teens have since managed to escape or were freed, but twenty-one are still unaccounted for.
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