JUST IN: Abducted 27 Kagara students released

File photo of the 53 abducted bus passengers in Government House Minna on 21 February

File photo of the 53 abducted bus passengers in Government House Minna on 21 February

File photo of the 53 abducted bus passengers in Government House Minna on 21 February

By Abankula

The 27 abducted students of Government Science Secondary School Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been released.

Channels TV first reported the news, quoting an official, who said the released captives and 15 others are on their way to Minna, the state capital.

The report said the 42 abductees were released from a location close to where the fifty-three bus passengers were released a week ago.

Latest report by NAN said the students have arrived Minna amidst tight security.

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They were taken to the Niger State Development Company suite to freshen up before being taken to the Government House to be received by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.

The abductees on arrival were received by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe.

NAN reported that journalists were barred from entering into where the victims were being kept.

On Feb. 17, during the abduction, a school pupil was killed and 27 others were abducted around 3 a.m.

Three members of the school’s staff and 12 of their relatives were also abducted.