279 kidnapped schoolgirls released in Nigeria
March 02, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Kidnappers—described by government officials as “bandits”—have released 279 girls who had been abducted from a secondary school in Zamfara, in northwest Nigeria. The girls had been taken from their dormitory at the government school on February 25; they were set free on March 2. (Early reports, which said that 317 girls had been kidnapped, were inaccurate.) Pope Francis had made a plea for the students’ release at this Sunday public audience.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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