30 FGC Yauri students regain freedom after 7 months in captivity

The Kebbi State Government says 30 students and a teacher of Federal Government College, FGC Birnin Yauri, abducted by bandits in June last year, have regained freedom.

Yahaya Sarki, spokesman for Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, confirmed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday.

Mr Sarki said: “Today, Saturday 8th January 2022, 30 students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, and one teacher have arrived Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital, following their release.

“They shall undergo medical screening and support while being re-united with their families.

“We thank all security agencies and those who have helped in securing the release, while congratulating Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, for the success.”

NAN recalls that 30 students of the same school were released on October 21, 2022, brought to Birnin Kebbi and reunited with their families.

This is in addition to some who were earlier released to their parents.

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