Six Out of 136 Kidnapped Islamic Students Die in Niger

Parents of students abducted at Bethel Baptist High School pray for their safe return around discarded shoes left behind by the children, in Kaduna, Nigeria July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Bosan Yakusak /File Photo

Six of the 136 students kidnapped from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger have died of illness, the school principal told Reuters on Monday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Maiduguri newsroom; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Peter Cooney