Asmau Hassan, left,mother of freed schoolboy Usman Mohammad Rabiu, receives visitors at their family home in Ketare, Nigeria, Saturday Dec. 19, 2020. "When I saw my son I was very happy I cried and cried because we did not believe this boys would come back. They suffered, they suffered. Allah should continue to protest us." Nigeria's freed schoolboys have reunited with their joyful parents after being held captive for nearly a week by gunmen allied with jihadist rebels in the country's northwest. Relieved parents hugged their sons tightly on Saturday in Kankara, where more than 340 boys were abducted from the Government Science Secondary school on the night of Dec. 11.