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Nigeria: More than 300 schoolboys captured by Boko Haram released

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Hundreds of schoolboys kidnapped last week from a boarding school in north-western Nigeria have been released.

Spokesman for the governor of Katsina, Abdul Labaran state said 344 had been freed and are all in good condition.

However, other reports suggest some remain in the hands of their captors. The attack was claimed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which hours earlier released a video apparently showing some of the boys.

In his statement, the Spokesman, Abdul Labaran, said the boys are being taken to the regional capital Katsina City, and will soon be reunited with their families.

He said the clip released by Boko Haram was authentic, but a message seemingly from the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau was, instead, by an impersonator.

Mr. Labaran said none of the kidnapped boys had been killed, contradicting a boy shown in the video who said some had been killed by Nigerian fighter jets.

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