The students and workers of Government Science College Kagara in Niger State, who were kidnapped by Bandits on February 17, 2021, have regained freedom.
They all arrived safely at the Government house in Minna the State capital.
Recall that 27 students, three staff members, and 12 members of their family were taken by the bandits who dressed in military uniforms to unknown destination.
However, the development has also lead the State Governor, Abubakar Bello to order the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the State.
After the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the federal government would not pay a ransom to secure the release of the abductees, Gov. Bello said the state government received no support from the federal government in facilitating their release.
Nigerians have also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide long-term solutions to security issues that have arisen in various states across the country.
Meanwhile, in April 2014, members of the jihadist group Boko Haram ambushed and abducted 276 students from an all-girls boarding school in Chibok in the middle of the night.
On February 19, 2018, the Boko Haram terrorist group abducted 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi.
On December 11, 2020, over 300 students were abducted from a boys Secondary boarding school on the outskirts of Kankara, Katsina State, by gunmen claiming to be Bandits.
Recently, 300 schoolgirls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State, were abducted by alleged bandits on February 26, 2021.