Nigerian soldiers open fire as kidnapped schoolgirls returned to families - witnesses

A man reacts as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3 2021.
A man reacts as a riot broke out after the arrival of the rescued JSS Jangebe schoolgirls in Jangebe, Zamfara, Nigeria March 3 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian soldiers opened fire in the town of Jangebe as 279 schoolgirls who had been kidnapped in northwest Nigeria were being returned to their families on Wednesday, a day after their release, according to two Reuters witnesses.

At least three people were injured, the witnesses said.

It was not immediately clear why the soldiers began shooting. 


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