They appeared calm, chatting to one another as they sat in long rows while journalists photographed them. They will receive a medical checkup before being returned to their parents. Zamfara Gov. The government last week said had been kidnapped. It was not clear if the higher number was an error or if some girls were still missing.
More Than Girls Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction - WSJ
Police in Nigeria have launched a search and rescue operation for girls kidnapped from a school in the state of Zamfara. The operation comes as 42 people kidnapped from a boarding school in a similar incident last week in Niger state were released. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the latest kidnapping as "inhumane and totally unacceptable". The United Nations Children Fund also condemned the abduction of the girls and called for their safe release. The kidnap of schoolgirls in the north-eastern town of Chibok by Islamist militants Boko Haram brought global attention to the scourge of raids on schools in Nigeria but the most recent attacks are suspected to be the work of criminal gangs. Nigerian police said in a statement that "a co-ordinated search and rescue operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial assets" was under way.
Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing
Girls among the nearly who were kidnapped from a school in north-western Nigeria have been describing their ordeal following their release. The girls were abducted by unidentified assailants from their boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara state, on Friday and taken to a forest, police said. On Tuesday, dozens of the girls were seen gathered at a government building in Zamfara after they were taken there in a fleet of mini-buses. Speaking to the BBC, one of the schoolgirls said that some of those kidnapped had found it difficult to continue walking when instructed to do so by the gunmen because of their injuries. Another of the girls, aged 15, said that some of her classmates found it difficult "walking in the stones and thorns" and had to be carried.
On the night of 14—15 April ,  mostly Christian female students were kidnapped from the Secondary School by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram     in the town of Chibok in Borno State , Nigeria. Since then hopes were raised on various occasions that the remaining girls might be released. In May , one of the missing girls, Amina Ali , was found. She claimed that the remaining girls were still there, but that six had died. The girls kidnapped in Chibok in are only a small percentage of the total number of people abducted by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.