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Kidnap: 30 Students, Teachers Regain Freedom In Kebbi

A report from Kebbi state in Northwest Nigeria indicated that 30 students that were kidnapped from a government school in Yauri and a teacher, have regained freedom from bandits who kept them in captivity since June last year.

An aide to the Governor of Kebbi state on media and publicity, Yahaya Sarki, in a statement, revealed that the victims were taken to health facilities for medical examination before reuniting them. with their families.

An advisor to the Governor on Security matters, Garba Rabiu, according to  BBC Hausa report, said no ransom was paid before the victims who are in good condition of health, were freed.

He, however, said more students were still held by the bandits and there is the hope of rescuing them soon by the authorities.

Over a hundred  Yauri students were kidnapped on 16 June 2021 together with some of their teachers and were moved into the forest by the bandits.

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