One kidnapped student dead, seven rescued in Nigeria’s Kebbi state, the army says

One kidnapped student dead, seven rescued in Nigeria’s Kebbi state, the army says
# 19 June 2021 01:44 (UTC +04:00)

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Gunmen raided the school in Kebbi state in broad daylight on Thursday in the latest case of mass abductions in the region. A teacher said more than 80 students were taken, while the police said five teachers were abducted but did not disclose the number of missing students.

One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

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