The Kebbi State Government has confirmed the release of 31 victims of kidnapping by bandits. They kidnapped the 30 students and 1 teacher from the Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, in June 2021.
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On the 17th of June 2021, bandits kidnapped over 100 people, including 8 teachers and over 100 students. Security agencies rescued a good number of the victims, some others escaped while being transported by the bandits and others were taken away by their abductors.
Later in the year, bandits released 30 of these students and just a few hours ago, they released 31 more, as confirmed by Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to the Kebbi State Governor.
While speaking at the state capital, Malam Sarki thanked the various security agencies involved in the release of the victims. The 31 persons were also medically screened and re-united with their families.