Niger’s Governor, Abubkara Sani-Bello, received the abducted students and workers of Government Science College, Kagara, who had been released by their captors on Saturday.
On February 17, gunmen abducted 27 students, 12 staff members, and 12 members of a family from the school, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Bello, when obtaining the victims, revealed that the abductors released 38 students and school employees.
“I am happy to announce this afternoon the rescue of the 38 abducted students at about 4 a.m. All rescued victims are here, though one is in the hospital suffering from excessive exhaustion.
” They are being medically checked and will be monitored for a few days before they are reunited with their families,” he said..
One of the victims is undergoing care at the General Hospital, Minna, the governor said. He said the abductees were released through collective efforts by security staff, traditional leaders and stakeholders.
He claimed that the State Government would investigate the circumstances surrounding the heinous act in order to find a long-term solution to the issue.
Bello claimed that the abductees, who had been subjected to horrible torture at the hands of the bandits, would be reunited with their families soon.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN