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Kagara Abductees Regain Freedom

Kidnapped students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, have regained their freedom.

This was confirmed by a government official in the state, according to Channels TV.

The official said the released students have arrived the state capital, Minna.

He added that the students are expected to be briefed by the State Governor Abubakar Bello.

It is not clear whether a ransom was paid to the bandits for their release, Bello had said his administration will not negotiate with bandits.

The students were said to have been taken to a location away from the Government House in Minna.

He further said the students were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees were released a week ago.

SWITCH NIGERIA recalls that on February 17, twenty-seven students and 14 others were abducted from the school by gunmen, who stormed the school and whisked them away.

The attack was said to have been carried out at 2am when the armed men invaded the school and started shooting sporadically.

The bandits were said to have worn military uniforms.

In December last year, gunmen had kidnapped over 300 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, but were released after some days.

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