17 Nigerian students rescued from Boko Haram armed group

About 17 students kidnapped by the Boko Haram armed group of a school in northwestern Nigeria were rescued on Tuesday, told an official, attaching that two students died in operation.

Abuja,Nigeria: About 17 students kidnapped by the Boko Haram armed group of a school in northwestern Nigeria were rescued on Tuesday, told an official, attaching that two students died in operation.

Katsina state’s Governor Aminu Masari said to a local radio station he had ordered an operation to be carried out after hundreds of pupils were kidnapped by the group from a boarding school into Kankara, a small town in Katsina, on Friday.

On Tuesday, Boko Haram, which had kidnapped numbers of schoolgirls in the country’s Chibok region in 2014, claimed accountability.

“The majority of the kidnapped pupils are in the Zamfara forest in the neighbouring province. Efforts are underway to save them,” he said.

Katsina state’s police spokesperson Gambo Isah stated a security guard was injured during the operation including additional security forces would be dispatched to the area for search plus rescue operations.

Enemies on motorcycles attacked the all-boys Government Science Secondary School late on Friday. They engaged security forces in a fierce gun battle, forcing hundreds of students to flee and hide in the surrounding forest.

Defence Minister Bashir Salihi Magashi toured the area, promising the students would be rescued soon, as parents and citizens continued to demonstrate for their release.

The number of missing pupils also remains unclear – 320 or 333, according to two accounts by administrators, while residents in Kankara put it on more than 500.

Masari has directed the closure of all boarding schools in the state in the wake of the attack.

Boko Haram is generally known for kidnapping almost 300 girls from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014. Several of them are still missing.

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