A total of 27 abducted students and three teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, in Kebbi, have regained their freedom, after four months in captivity, the Kebbi governor, Atiku Bagudu, has announced.
Addressing the students in Birnin Kebbi, on Thursday, Bagudu, thanked God for their release, while urging them to take heart over their abduction and four months captivity, as a trial from God.
“Even Prophets of Allah, who are the best and most faithful people, have been tested and tried; but one thing is certain that if you are tested and tried and at the same time you become patient, definitely the sky is your limit and only Allah knows your reward,” he said.
Mr Bagudu prayed to Almighty Allah to rescue those that were yet to be released as “efforts are still ongoing to secure the release of the remaining abductees.”
The governor directed that the students should undergo medical screening and be supported, while being reunited with their families.
He thanked the security agencies and all those that had helped in ensuring the release of the students.
The 30 released abductees, comprised three teachers: two males and one female; while the students included, two girls and 25 boys.