344 kidnapped students regain freedom

No fewer than 344 kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State have been set freed by Boko Haram.

BBC Hausa reported that the abducted students have been released and they are on their way to Katsina from Zamfara State.

Secretary to the State Government, Dr Mustapha Inuwa confirmed the released of the students.

He told the BBC Hausa that the kidnapped students were released to officials of the state government in the company of security agencies in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

“It is a three-hour journey and the students are expected to meet with the President in Daura tomorrow morning,” he said.

The SSG thanked Nigerians for their prayers and making it possible for the eventual release of the students, saying, the state is in festive mood waiting for their arrival.

He said that already parents of the abducted children have been communicated and tomorrow the students will be reunited with their families.

When asked by CNN whether a ransom was paid, the Governor of Katsina State responded saying,  “We will know the details tomorrow but the boys were rescued unconditionally.”

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