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#ZamfaraAbduction: 5 Students Escape Captivity

The students fled their captors when they were sent in groups to tend to a task.

Five of the 73 students abducted from a public school in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, have regained freedom.

HumAngle reported how the terrorists invaded Government Day Secondary School located in the remote village of Kaya in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara, abducting 73 students and a Vice Principal.

According to BBC Hausa Service,Ā  a father of one of the escaped students, said that his daughter returned home around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, having escaped when the abductors sent them on a task in a group of two. The girl narrated how she and four others in her group managed to escape their captors.

Two of the children who escaped were being treated at a hospital, BBC reported. The government is yet to release any official statement regarding the latest development.Ā 

When HumAngle contacted Muhammed Shehu, the police spokesperson in the state for confirmation, he asked that he be given time to react to the development.

Muhammed had previously said that Ayuba Elkanah, Commissioner of Police in the state has ā€œdeployed a search and rescue team that was mandated to work in synergy with the military to ensure the safe rescue of the abducted students.ā€


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Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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