Nigerian state government confirms 136 children abducted in Niger state

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MINNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen abducted 136 students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday, a state official said on Wednesday, lower than the estimate of 200 previously offered by the federal government. An armed gang on motorcycles attacked the town of Tegina in the state on Sunday. State government officials in the following days said they were contacting parents to ascertain the exact number of missing children. Nigeria’s president, in a statement issued late on Monday, said security agents were searching for around 200 students. Niger state’s dep…

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