The students abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state, have been freed by their abductors.
About 27 students and 12 other persons were kidnapped from the school by gunmen suspected to be bandits 10 days ago.
TheCable reported that a source at the Niger State Government House confirmed the development on Saturday.
”The Kagara schoolboys have been released. They are on their way to town now.
”All the boys and the family members were released,” the source said.
It is not yet known if a ransom was paid for their release.
Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, will receive the students at the government house later today.
The release of the Kagara students come barely 24 hours after 317 schoolgirls were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state.
Recently, there has been a spate of kidnappings, targeting vulnerable groups, especially in the north.