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At least one dead, as police fire shots during Nigerian girls' reunion

A soldier stands next to a group of girls previously kidnapped from their boarding school in north-west Nigeria.   -  
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At least one person has been killed and two are injured after Nigerian security forces shot live ammunition at a crowd of people on Wednesday as parents were reunited with their kidnapped daughters in the town of Jangebe.

They were outside the Government Girls Secondary School to catch a glimpse of some of the students abducted by gunmen on Friday.

The group was trying to get into the school when police shot to disperse them.

The reasons for the incident are not yet clear, but according to local media reports, security forces reacted when some youths threw stones at the convoy of the Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, who traveled to the town.

Due to the situation, the government of Zamfara state announced a curfew, without providing further details.

Inside the school, anxious and angry parents who were reunited with the girls while hearing gunshots decided to take their daughters and leave.

Some of the families do not live in the town and had to travel long distances until they arrived at their houses in an area plagued by violence and insecurity.

Hundreds of girls, ages 10 and up, were reunited with their parents six days after they were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School last week. They were released on Tuesday.

Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle said that 279 girls had been freed but the government last week said 317 had been kidnapped.

It was not clear if the higher number was an error or if some girls were still missing.

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