Gang releases 53 kidnapped people in Nigeria Feb 23, 2021 0 143 12345 Lagos: Fifty-three people, mostly women and children, have been released from the hands of a criminal gang in west-central Nigeria, a local government official said Monday. Most of the released had been kidnapped on their way home from a wedding in Niger State a week ago, the state governor’s spokeswoman, Mary Noel-Berje, told dpa. Others had been in the hands of the unnamed armed group for even longer, Noel-Berje said. Some of the released were in poor health because they had been tortured and been held under harsh conditions, the spokeswoman added. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Gaza Strip’s vaccination campaign kicks off using Russia’s Sputnik V Feb 23, 2021 0 299 Myanmar gripped by general strike amid massive anti-coup protests Feb 23, 2021 0 238 Iran, IAEA agree to continued but limited nuclear inspections Feb 23, 2021 0 251 Italian envoy to Congo killed in ambush on UN convoy dpa Kinshasa The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was among three people killed when their humanitarian convoy was fired upon while travelling in a volatile part of the country, officials said. .. Indian activist Varavara Rao, 81, granted bail New Delhi: - An Indian Maoist ideologue and activist who has been in jail for over two years in a caste violence case that has grabbed global attention was granted bail by a court on medical grounds on Monday. Varavara Rao, .. 4 female aid workers killed in Pak former al-Qaeda bastion dpa Islamabad Gunmen in north-western Pakistan on Monday shot and killed at least four female aid workers, police said, amid a resurgence of violence in the former al-Qaeda stronghold region. The women from a Pakistani .. Taliban oppose US plan to delay troop withdrawal Kabul: The Taliban strongly reject a possible postponement of the United States’ troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a spokesman for the insurgent group said in an interview with dpa. “Our fighters will never agree to an .. Wine ends petition against election result over ‘bias’ Kampala: Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has withdrawn a petition to challenge election results that cleared the way for the re-election of long-term president Yoweri Museveni, Wine’s spokesperson said on ..