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Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria

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Gunmen release 100 kidnapped victims in northwest Nigeria
By SAM OLUKOYA
Associated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – Gunmen in northwest Nigeria have released 100 kidnapped victims, many of them nursing mothers and children, who had been held captive for about six weeks. Police spokesman in Zamfara State, Mohammed Shehu, said that the victims were abducted from Manawa village on June 8. He said the government successfully secured the unconditional release of the  victims without paying any ransom. Armed gangs operate in Zamfara and other states in northwestern and north-central Nigeria. The bandits who normally kidnap for ransom are blamed for the recent spate of mass abductions of schoolchildren in northern Nigeria.
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