30 Students, Teacher Regain Freedom In Kebbi After Seven Months
Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser on Media to Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, confirmed the release via a statement issued on Saturday.
On June 17 in 2021, the victims, whose total number is yet to be disclosed, were kidnapped by bandits, a situation that led to the death of a police officer.
Two weeks after, two out of the abducted students were freed, although it is not clear if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the students.
However, the governor’s spokesman said the released victims would undergo medical screening before being handed over to their respective families.
The statement partly reads;
Today, Saturday 8th January 2022, 30 students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, and one teacher have arrived Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital, following their release.
They shall undergo medical screening and support while being re-united with their families.
Sarki then thanked security agencies and congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for the release.
We thank all security agencies and those who have helped in securing the release, while congratulating Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, for the success.
Hundreds of people were killed or kidnapped in Kebbi and other North-west states last year.
The attacks, by terror groups operating as bandits, have continued despite the efforts of security agencies.