By Muhammad Sabiu
The Kebbi State Government has on Thursday confirmed the release of about 30 students of the Federal Government College, Yauri, who were in June abducted by the terrorists operating in northwest Nigeria.
The confirmation came in a statement made available to journalists by Yahaya Sarki, the spokesperson to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
Recall that even as of the time of the abduction, the exact number of the kidnapped students was unknown. This makes it impossible for the government to confirm the number of students still in captivity after the release of the said 30.
Confirming the release, Mr Sarki wrote, “Today Thursday, the 21st of October, 2021 thirty (30) students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri have arrived Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital following their release, while efforts are still continuing to secure the release of the remaining.”
He added that the students would “undergo medical screening and support while being reunited with their families.”
Although, unlike other northwestern states that have perpetually been suffering from kidnappings and killings by terrorists, Kebbi State also faces the same menace.