After spending 88 days in captivity, the remaining 130 pupils abducted from Tanko Salihu Islamic School, Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, regained their freedom on Thursday, the PUNCH reports.
The news of their freedom was confrimed by the school’s proprietor, Idris Umar, who said that they were dropped around Kebbi State.
WuzupNigeria reported that about 200 students were abducted during an attack on their school in Tegina on the 30th May.
Subsequently, the school authorities confirmed that the total number of abductees was actually.
Two of the children escaped from captivity after some weeks, while four of them died.
A parent was also confirmed dead after hearing of the abduction.
The proprietor, while confirming the pupils’ release, said that the children were currently on their way to Minna, where the state government will receive them.
The bandits, after the abduction, had demanded N300m as ransom initially, but they later reduced it to N50m, which was paid in two installments.
After the N50m ransom, the abductors also demanded for additional N20m and six motorcycles, which they insisted on getting before releasing the children.