‘On their heels’: Nigerian forces say kidnappers being tracked

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    A rescue operation is under way in central Nigeria, where gunmen kidnapped a group of students on Wednesday.

    The exact number of those taken by the armed gang is unknown, but dozens of people are still missing.

    One student was shot and killed in the attack on the state-run school in Kagara.

    Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez Hodayan reports.

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