The 75 school children abducted by bandits from the Government Day Secondary School Kaya, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, have regained their freedom.
The students had remained in the custody of the criminals since they were kidnapped on September 1.
However, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) posted via its verified Facebook page overnight that the pupils had been freed by their abductors.
After bandits stormed the Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, police in Zamfara had announced that over 70 school children were missing.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mohammed Shehu, police had said 73 students were kidnapped, adding that “the abduction followed the invasion of the school by large numbers of armed bandits.”
He assured that police rescue teams were making assiduous efforts with the military to ensure the students regain their freedom.
Five of the students were later set free within 24 hours by the bandits.
Recall that the abduction of the students forced Governor Bello Matawalle, the state governor to order immediate deboarding of boarding facilities in 30 schools.