HUNDREDS OF BOYS ABDUCTED DURING NIGERIA SCHOOL ATTACK FREED
Local authorities said hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped last week from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria have been released.
A spokesman for the governor of Katsina state said 344 had been freed and were all in a good condition.
However, other reports suggest some remain in the hands of their captors.
The attack was claimed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which hours earlier released a video apparently showing some of the boys.
In his statement, the spokesman, Abdul Labaran, said the boys were being taken to the regional capital Katsina City, and would soon be reunited with their families.