The 27 pupils of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, who were kidnapped on Thursday, by bandits in military uniforms have regained their freedom.
Reports say they were freed on Sunday evening and we’re on their way to the government house of Niger state.
However, It is unclear if ransom was paid but the kidnappers had demanded the freedom of 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.