Nigeria: Kidnapped schoolgirls released, says governor

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    Kidnappers have released all the girls abducted from a boarding school in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara on Friday, the state governor told Al Jazeera, as President Muhammadu Buhari expressed “overwhelming joy” over the news.

    Bello Matawalle said on Tuesday the students were safe with authorities and that no ransom had been paid for their release.

    Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Gusau, in Nigeria’s Zamfara state.

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