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After 118 Days In Captivity, Kebbi Students Regain Freedom

Over 90 students of FGC Yauri in Northwest Nigeria have been released by their abductors after spending over 100 days in captivity.

Over 90 students and staff members of the Federal Government College (FGC) in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria, have been released, according to a  Daily Trust report. 

The students who were kidnapped from their school on Thursday, June 17, 2021 regained freedom after spending 118 days in captivity.

According to one eyewitness, the terrorists who kidnapped the students overpowered the security guards, confiscated their Toyota Hilux van, and fled with the students inside. 

Daily Trust reported that the students have been released, according to the father of one of the kidnapped students, who did not want his name mentioned. 

Two months ago, two of the students were seen wandering in a forest after they escaped from their abductors. 

The Kebbi State Government is yet to issue a statement confirming the news. An attempt to contact the Kebbi State Police command to confirm the developing story was unsuccessful.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

Azeezat Adedigba

Azeezat Adedigba is an Assistant Editor/ Lagos Bureau Chief for HumAngle. She is also an investigative journalist and the winner of the 2019 Female Reporters Leadership Program (FRLP) organised by Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). Azeezat is passionate about gender and children advocacy. She has a degree in Mass Communication from the University of Jos.

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