Kagara students released: The students and staff members, who were taken from a boarding school 10 days ago, have been set free. The news comes just a day after more than 300 girls were kidnapped in Zamfara state.
The bandits seized 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their family in a raid on the school from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning last week.
A video clip in circulation shows a group of famished youngsters and women, which one of their military escorts described as the abducted students from Kagara being led into what appears like a deserted school.
According to the resident who confirmed the latest development, the released persons were lodged at the mobile police base in the town but no one was granted access to them.
“Some people saw them this morning around 7:30 a.m. As I’m speaking to you, they are on their way to Minna (the state capital),” Mr Acha said.
Earlier on Saturday, PR Nigeria reported that a top police officer involved in the counter-kidnapping operation confirmed their release.
Breaking News: The Abducted Students, Staff and Relatives of Government Science Collage Kagara have regained their freedom and have been received by the Niger State Government
— Governor Niger (@GovNiger) February 27, 2021