30 Abducted Students Regain Freedom After Four Months




Thirty students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State have regained freedom.

This comes four months after bandits stormed the school and Abducted Students of FGC Birnin-Yauri, an unspecified number of students and four teachers. The attack occurred in June.

Mr Yahaya Sarki, who is the Special Adviser on Media to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, confirmed the release of the students in a statement on Thursday.

“Today Thursday, the 21st of October 2021, thirty (30) students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri have arrived Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital following their release while efforts are still continuing to secure the release of the remaining,” he said.

“They shall undergo medical screening and support while being reunited with their families. We thank all those who have helped in securing the release, while congratulating Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, for the success.”

While authorities have yet to ascertain the exact number of those abducted by the bandits, some of the students and teachers have since regained freedom.

On June 17, Channels Television reported the attack on the school during which the assailants killed a police officer guarding the school.

Reacting to reports that the bandits who attacked the school used a police vehicle to kidnap about 50 students, the state command stated that the claims were false.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kebbi, Nafi’U Abubakar, clarified that although the assailants carried out the attack using a stolen car, the vehicle does not belong to the police as claimed.

The 30 released abducted students of FGC Birnin-Yauri comes as s relief to parents, teachers and the community at large.


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