• The boys will undergo a medical examination before being reunited with their parents.
  • The boys will undergo a medical examination before being reunited with their parents.

    Dozens of the 350 kidnapped boys freed from their captors in northwest Nigeria were seen arriving at local government buildings in the city of Katsina on Friday.

    Their rescue was announced by the governor of northwest Katsina state late on Thursday.

    Last Friday night, gunmen raided the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara town, Katsina state, on motorbikes and marched the boys into the sprawling Rugu forest, one of the country's largest woodland areas.

    It was one of the biggest mass abductions in recent years.

    Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari said late on Thursday that 344 boys had been freed from the forest in neighbouring Zamfara state. There was still some uncertainty as to whether all of those abducted had been rescued.

    Photographs released by Katsina state government showed smiling boys looking out from the back of trucks.

    "I couldn't believe what I heard until neighbours came to inform me that it's true," Hafsat Funtua, mother of 16-year-old Hamza Naziru, said in a phone interview.

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