In Nigeria, police carried out a large-scale operation to rescue children abducted by militants.
According to Xinhua, Zamfara State Police received a message the night before, that unidentified persons blocked traffic on the road and abducted children from five cars.
The police officers who arrived at the scene “ recaptured '' children as a result of the shootout. 21 children were rescued.
According to law enforcement officials, the militants may hold other hostages as well.