Abuja: Gunmen have released 30 Nigerian students, who were abducted last year in June 2021, from Federal Government Collage in Kebbi State. Thirty students of Federal Government College and one teacher have arrived in Birnin Kebbi Yahaya Sarki, a spokesman for the Kebbi state governor, “Released students and a teacher went medical screening and support while being reunited with their families. It was unclear if ransom was paid for the release of the students or if any others were still in captivity spokesman added.
Gangs have intensified kidnappings and mass abductions of students. More than 1400 children were abducted in Nigeria last year alone according to the United Nations.
Last June, gunmen attacked Federal Government college in the town of Yauri, grabbed 102 students and eight staff of the institute. Police confirmed the attack in collage, but didn’t give any other information how many students and teacher were taken by gunmen?
Security personnel rescued eight of the kidnapped students and a teacher while three students were killed and dead bodies found in the bush. The gunmen freed 27 students and three staff in October.
The first mass school abduction in Nigeria was carried out by the Boko Haram (Religious extremist group) in 2014. Locally the attacks on schools and colleges by gunmen known as “bandits. The West African parts has witnessed more than 10 other attacks on schools in last year.