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Kidnappers release schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria’s Zamfara state - Zamfara governor

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GUSAU, Nigeria March 2 (Reuters) - Kidnappers released all 279 girls abducted from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the state governor told reporters on Tuesday.

Bello Matawalle said the previous number of girls said to have been abducted, which was 317, was incorrect.

Zamfara state spokesman Sulaiman Tanau Anka told Reuters some of the girls fled and were later found, which accounted for the lower number.

Reporting by Afolabi Sotunde in Gusaur and Alexis Akwagyiram in Lagos; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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