Bandits release abducted Kagara students, staff

The 42 persons kidnapped by bandits from Government Science College Kagara, Niger State have been released after 10 days.

A total of 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their family were abducted in a raid on the school from Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning last week.

One of the residents of Kagara, Yunusa Acha, said that the victims were released on Saturday morning, Premium times reports.

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 in the saga to our reporter, 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.

The video clip circulated on social media shows some students, about 26, sitting on the ground, with security agents around them.

According to the background voice in the clip, they were released on Saturday morning.