Kidnappers of students and staff members of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria Kaduna State, have set them free.
The students, six of them and two staff members were kidnapped by bandits from their school about a month ago.
They, however, regained freedom Thursday night, after their abductors dropped them at an undisclosed location in Kaduna.
FirstNews learnt that their freedom was made possible following a negotiation between parents and family members of the victims with the bandits.
The development was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic, Abdullahi Shehu.
Shehu, who disclosed to Channels TV that the kidnapped students and staff members regained their freedom after their parents and relatives negotiated with the bandits, did not tell the nature of the negotiation and if any ransom was paid or not.
He said that the school authorities would receive the students later in the day from where they were kept after being set free.
The victims were whisked away from their school on June 11, 2021, after bandits attacked their hostels and staff quarters.
Recall that one student got killed during the operation.