42 abducted from school in Nigeria released
Published: 07:24 PM, 27 February 2021
Kidnappers in Nigeria have released 42 people, including 27 students, on Saturday a ten-day after being abducted from a school in the north-central state of the country, officials said.
They were kidnapped from a boarding school last week, the state’s governor said.
“The Abducted Students, Staff and Relatives of Government Science Collage Kagara have regained their freedom and have been received by the Niger State Government,” Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said in a tweet.
Earlier in Friday, police in northwest Nigeria said 317 students had been abducted by gunmen on Friday in the country’s latest mass kidnapping, and a rescue operation was underway.
“The Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with the military have commenced a joint search and rescue operations with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the armed bandits in Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe,” police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said in a statement.