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Gunmen who kidnapped more than 100 students from a high school in northwestern Nigeria months ago have released 10 more of the hostages. But 21 others still remain in captivity.
Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million naira each to release around 80 children snatched from a boarding school in northern Nigeria last month, according to a pastor involved in the negotiations for their release.
Parents were reunited with their children in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna on Sunday after kidnappers released 28 children taken from a school earlier this month - but dozens more are yet to return.
Kidnappers who raided a boarding school in northern Nigeria earlier this month released 28 children on Sunday (July 25) but another 81 remain in captivity, according to a pastor involved in the negotiations for their release. The attack on the Bethel Baptist High School in the state of Kaduna was the 10th mass school kidnapping since December in northwest Nigeria carried out by Islamist militants and more recently, criminal gangs.
The Nigeria Police Force earlier today paraded 81 suspects arrested between April and May 2021.
Papers speak to some of the 279 schoolgirls who were released after four days held captive in northern Nigeria. One told the Wall Street Journal that a ransom was paid, while others told The Daily Trust that their kidnappers urged them to leave school and marry them. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy launches a media offensive after his corruption conviction. Plus, Dr. Seuss stops printing six books with "offensive imagery", Dolly Parton "gets a taste of her own medicine" and the world's oldest wild bird hatches a new chick at 70!
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