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The 27 Students abducted by bandits from Governments Science College, Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, on Sunday regained their freedom after five days in captivity.
Reports also say that three staff of the School and their 12 family members were also released.
The victims were said to be in good condition and were on their way back to Minna, the state capital.
The release of the children was not unconnected with the intervention of Kaduna-based Islamic Cleric, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, who on Thursday last week, visited the bandits’ hideout in Niger state.
The Cleric who also met with the state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, at the Government House in Minna, gave the assurance that the abductees would be released yesterday day (Sunday).
There was no official statement from the government or the Police as of the time of filing this report (8:09 pm Nig Time).
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK