The 27 students of the Government Science College Kagara Niger state and 12 other persons kidnapped by suspected bandits, have regained freedom.
The students and 12 other persons were kidnapped from the school when gunmen struck about 10 days ago.
According to Thecable, a source in the Niger state government house confirmed the development to on Saturday.
”The Kagara schoolboys have been released. They are on their way to town now,” the source said.Advertisement
”All the boys and the family members were released.”
What is however not certain is if ransom was paid for their release.
Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, will receive the students at the government house later today.
Their release is coming a day after 317 schoolgirls were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state.
There has been a spate of kidnappings, targeting vulnerable groups particularly in the north.