Some students who were abducted from the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura in Zamfara State have regained their freedom after 11 days in the custody of their kidnappers.
The freed students were received at the Zamfara State government house on Friday by the Governor himself.
Recall Naija News earlier reported that the students were released on Thursday and would be brought before Governor Bello Matawalle today, Friday.
The terrorists had attacked Zamfara College of Agriculture in Bakura Local Government Area on the 16th of August, 2021, and abducted three staff, 15 students, and a driver.
The gunmen also killed a police officer guarding the school and three gatemen.
Below are some photos from the government reception of the freed students.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has accused some politicians of orchestrating killings and kidnappings in the state and the north in general.
The governor stated that some politicians are actively working to frustrate moves to restore peace to the north west state.
According to Matawalle, democracy is “suppose to be the government of the people by the people” and not a do-or-die affair.
On the recent bandit attack on the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA, the governor lamented that no where is safe in Nigeria anymore.
Matawalle called on relevant stakeholders to urgently put measures in place to address the ugly trend.