Kagara students regain freedom

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27 pupils of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday, have regained their freedom.

The abductees were released on Sunday, according to a reliable source.

It was gathered that the students are on their way to the Government House.

It is unclear if ransom was paid.

It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees.

Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process.

They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly parked their motorcycles and whisked them into a forest.