Hundreds of boys kidnapped by Islamists in Nigeria are free

Hundreds of boys kidnapped by Islamists in Nigeria are free

Hundreds of boys kidnapped by Islamists from a boarding school in the city of Kankara in Nigeria are at large.

The details of the operation were not specified. It is also unknown whether the children were ransomed. Nevertheless, 344 of the boys will soon be returning home: authorities believe that this is most of the abductees “or even all of them.”

Despite the release, it is still not known exactly who committed the crime. The Islamist group Boko Haram (banned in the Russian Federation), which claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, is suspected. However, the extent of their involvement in the operation is not yet clear.

On December 11, a group of criminals attacked a boarding school in Kankara. The unknown assailants arrived on motorcycles and fired indiscriminately. The attack came 48 hours after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in the state.

“Boko Haram” swore allegiance to the terrorist group “Islamic State” (banned in Russia) in March 2015, changing its name to “West African Province of the Islamic State”. “Boko Haram is known for organizing riots, attacks on Christian churches and police stations, and mass kidnappings of girls.