Edition:
International
Pictures | Wed Mar 3, 2021 | 4:31pm EST

Violence erupts as kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls returned to families

A man reacts as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Chaos broke out as parents, impatient to take their children home, burst into a hall where government officials were giving lengthy speeches in front the newly-freed girls, one of the witnesses said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man reacts as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Chaos broke out as parents, impatient to take their children home, burst into a hall where government officials were...more

A man reacts as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Chaos broke out as parents, impatient to take their children home, burst into a hall where government officials were giving lengthy speeches in front the newly-freed girls, one of the witnesses said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
1 / 46
A man uses a phone as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Police fired tear gas and soldiers shot their guns into the air in northwest Nigeria as violence broke out amid the return of 279 kidnapped schoolgirls to their families on Wednesday, a day after their release.  REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man uses a phone as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Police fired tear gas and soldiers shot their guns into the air in northwest Nigeria as violence broke out...more

A man uses a phone as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. Police fired tear gas and soldiers shot their guns into the air in northwest Nigeria as violence broke out amid the return of 279 kidnapped schoolgirls to their families on Wednesday, a day after their release. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
2 / 46
Children react as they gather for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. The kidnapping of the girls from their school in the town of Jangebe, Zamfara state, had drawn the world's attention to a remote corner of northwest Nigeria, and Wednesday was supposed to be a happy end to the children's five-day ordeal with their handover to their families. 
 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Children react as they gather for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. The kidnapping of the girls from their school in the town of Jangebe, Zamfara state, had drawn the world's attention to a...more

Children react as they gather for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. The kidnapping of the girls from their school in the town of Jangebe, Zamfara state, had drawn the world's attention to a remote corner of northwest Nigeria, and Wednesday was supposed to be a happy end to the children's five-day ordeal with their handover to their families. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
3 / 46
People react after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People react after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People react after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
4 / 46
Women walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Women walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Women walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
5 / 46
Security forces patrol as people wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Security forces patrol as people wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Security forces patrol as people wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
6 / 46
A man is helped by others after he fainted upon seeing his three daughters, which were among the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls, in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man is helped by others after he fainted upon seeing his three daughters, which were among the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls, in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A man is helped by others after he fainted upon seeing his three daughters, which were among the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls, in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
7 / 46
A car is seen with a broken window following a riot after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. People threw rocks at government officials' and reporters' cars, smashing the rear window of one, as vehicles sped away from the town, the Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A car is seen with a broken window following a riot after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. People threw rocks at government officials' and reporters' cars, smashing the rear window of one,...more

A car is seen with a broken window following a riot after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. People threw rocks at government officials' and reporters' cars, smashing the rear window of one, as vehicles sped away from the town, the Reuters witnesses said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
8 / 46
People react as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People react as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People react as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
9 / 46
People walk after the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrived in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People walk after the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrived in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People walk after the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrived in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
10 / 46
A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl reacts after arriving in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl reacts after arriving in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl reacts after arriving in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
11 / 46
A girl with a man walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A girl with a man walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A girl with a man walk as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
12 / 46
A mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
13 / 46
Mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Mother reacts as she receives her daughter after she arrived along with other rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
14 / 46
A father is seen with his daughter as parents reunite with the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A father is seen with his daughter as parents reunite with the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A father is seen with his daughter as parents reunite with the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
15 / 46
An injured student is helped to the hall as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An injured student is helped to the hall as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An injured student is helped to the hall as rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls arrive in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
16 / 46
Parents wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Parents wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Parents wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
17 / 46
Women wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Women wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Women wait for the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
18 / 46
A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl runs away with a parent as a riot broke out in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl runs away with a parent as a riot broke out in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirl runs away with a parent as a riot broke out in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
19 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara walk in line after their release, in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2.    REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara walk in line after their release, in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara walk in line after their release, in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
20 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2.  
 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
21 / 46
A girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, lies in an ambulance after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2.    REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, lies in an ambulance after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, lies in an ambulance after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
22 / 46
A woman arrives to see her daughter, who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A woman arrives to see her daughter, who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A woman arrives to see her daughter, who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
23 / 46
The feet of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2.  
 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The feet of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The feet of girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara are seen after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
24 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2.   REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
25 / 46
An official embraces a girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An official embraces a girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

An official embraces a girl who was kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, after her release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
26 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
27 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
28 / 46
Girls who kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, get into a vehicle after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, get into a vehicle after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, get into a vehicle after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
29 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, head for a medical check-up after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, head for a medical check-up after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, head for a medical check-up after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
30 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release, as a police officer stands close in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release, as a police officer stands close in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, walk in line after their release, as a police officer stands close in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
31 / 46
Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, look on after their release in Zamfara, Nigeria, March 2. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
32 / 46
Some of the clothing of the JSS Jangebe school is seen on the beddings, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Some of the clothing of the JSS Jangebe school is seen on the beddings, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Some of the clothing of the JSS Jangebe school is seen on the beddings, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
33 / 46
A team of security experts tour the JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A team of security experts tour the JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town...more

A team of security experts tour the JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
34 / 46
A pair of slippers belonging to one of the JSS Jangebe school girls is seen a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over a week in the northwest of the country, where schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged state governments not to reward "bandits" with money or vehicles. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A pair of slippers belonging to one of the JSS Jangebe school girls is seen a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over a...more

A pair of slippers belonging to one of the JSS Jangebe school girls is seen a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. The raid in Zamfara state was the second such kidnapping in little over a week in the northwest of the country, where schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged state governments not to reward "bandits" with money or vehicles. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
35 / 46
Balarabe Kagara speaks with one of his sons as the family awaits news of the release of two of his daughters in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Kagara, whose two 14-year-old daughters are among those taken, said he was praying for their safe return and remained hopeful.

"I will be very happy if I see my daughters," the 54-year-old farmer said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Balarabe Kagara speaks with one of his sons as the family awaits news of the release of two of his daughters in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Kagara, whose two 14-year-old daughters are among those taken, said he was praying for their safe...more

Balarabe Kagara speaks with one of his sons as the family awaits news of the release of two of his daughters in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Kagara, whose two 14-year-old daughters are among those taken, said he was praying for their safe return and remained hopeful. "I will be very happy if I see my daughters," the 54-year-old farmer said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
36 / 46
A door is seen laid aside a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits away from the JSS school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. Zamfara police have worked alongside the army in a search-and-rescue operation since Friday, after the students were taken from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A door is seen laid aside a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits away from the JSS school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. Zamfara police have worked alongside the army in a search-and-rescue operation since Friday, after the...more

A door is seen laid aside a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits away from the JSS school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. Zamfara police have worked alongside the army in a search-and-rescue operation since Friday, after the students were taken from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
37 / 46
A milkmaid walks toward the gate of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted from the school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. School kidnappings were first carried out by jihadist groups Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province but the tactic has now been adopted by other militants whose agenda is unclear. 
 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A milkmaid walks toward the gate of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted from the school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. School kidnappings were first carried out by jihadist groups Boko Haram and Islamic State...more

A milkmaid walks toward the gate of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted from the school in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. School kidnappings were first carried out by jihadist groups Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province but the tactic has now been adopted by other militants whose agenda is unclear. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
38 / 46
The view shows the interior of one of the school hostels where over 300 JSS Jangebe schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The view shows the interior of one of the school hostels where over 300 JSS Jangebe schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The view shows the interior of one of the school hostels where over 300 JSS Jangebe schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
39 / 46
A member of the special forces of the police team walks at the JSS Jangebe school, after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A member of the special forces of the police team walks at the JSS Jangebe school, after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A member of the special forces of the police team walks at the JSS Jangebe school, after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
40 / 46
Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Personal items of one of the students from JSS Jangebe school are seen on the bed, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
41 / 46
A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Rumours circulated on social media on Sunday that the girls had been released. They prompted Zamfara state government to issue a statement in which it said the governor Bello Matawalle was unhappy that someone would "try to further hurt the victims' parents" with "falsehood". REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Rumours circulated on social media on Sunday that the...more

A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. Rumours circulated on social media on Sunday that the girls had been released. They prompted Zamfara state government to issue a statement in which it said the governor Bello Matawalle was unhappy that someone would "try to further hurt the victims' parents" with "falsehood". REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
42 / 46
A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A woman walks past the palace of the Emir of Anka after rumours of the release of the kidnapped girls of the JSS Jangebe school went viral on social media in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
43 / 46
People stand on an abandoned bridge in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People stand on an abandoned bridge in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

People stand on an abandoned bridge in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
44 / 46
A brother of two of the Kagara family daughters, kidnapped by bandits from the JSS Jangebe school, is seen at home awaiting news of the release of his sisters, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A brother of two of the Kagara family daughters, kidnapped by bandits from the JSS Jangebe school, is seen at home awaiting news of the release of his sisters, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A brother of two of the Kagara family daughters, kidnapped by bandits from the JSS Jangebe school, is seen at home awaiting news of the release of his sisters, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 28, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
45 / 46
A bicycle is seen inside the premises of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A bicycle is seen inside the premises of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A bicycle is seen inside the premises of JSS Jangebe school, a day after over 300 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits, in Zamfara, Nigeria February 27, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Close
46 / 46

Next Slideshows

Myanmar police open fire on protesters despite calls for restraint

Myanmar security forces open fire on anti-coup protests a day after neighboring countries called for restraint and offered to help Myanmar resolve the crisis.

Mar 03 2021

The dancing Northern Lights

Stunning images of the Aurora Borealis as they dance across the night sky in Finland.

Mar 03 2021

Journalists in the line of fire

Highlighting the work of journalists in hostile environments.

Mar 02 2021

The photographer who 'shot the 70s'

Photographer Mick Rock is known for taking some of the most recognizable pictures of rock legends and album covers of the 1970s.

Mar 02 2021

MORE IN PICTURES

The holy month of Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan

Muslims the world over join their families to break the fast at sunset and go to mosques to pray. But the pandemic has disrupted observances for the second year, with curbs on large gatherings for prayers and public iftars.

Satellite images show Russian military buildup along Ukraine border

Satellite images show Russian military buildup along Ukraine border

Satellite imagery captured in recent weeks shows increased Russian military activity in Crimea and on the Ukraine-Russia border.

Firefighters battle mountain fire outside Cape Town

Firefighters battle mountain fire outside Cape Town

South African firefighters contained a wildfire along Cape Town's Table Mountain more than 24 hours after it began, damaging historical sites and forcing people to evacuate their homes and schools.

Spring in blossom around the world

Spring in blossom around the world

Flowers bloom in springtime around the world.

Castro era comes to an end in Cuba

Castro era comes to an end in Cuba

Images from six decades of rule by brothers Fidel and Raul Castro, who led a 1959 revolution that installed a Communist-run country on the doorstep of the United States.

Notable deaths in 2021

Notable deaths in 2021

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

Mass exodus from New Delhi as COVID lockdown begins

Mass exodus from New Delhi as COVID lockdown begins

Migrant workers were fleeing New Delhi by the busload amid a six-day lockdown in the capital to curb the latest surge in coronavirus cases in India.

Coastal residents evacuated after cliff collapses in Wales

Coastal residents evacuated after cliff collapses in Wales

Some residents along the coast of Nefyn, Wales, have been evacuated after a huge collapse.

Jurors deliberate in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Jurors deliberate in Derek Chauvin murder trial

Jurors begin deliberations in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter after kneeling on the neck of a dying George Floyd.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast