Nigerian students escape two weeks after captivity.


The state’s internal security commissioner said on Tuesday that eight secondary school students abducted by gunmen in northern Kaduna state two weeks ago had fled and were recovered by locals who informed security personnel.

Hundreds have been kidnapped for ransom by armed groups that have attacked villages, schools, and motorists in northwest Nigeria.

On April 4, officials reported that a group of female students, together with an unspecified number of male students, had been abducted by an armed gang on their way home from school.

Kaduna’s commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, claimed the students traveled three days through the wilderness between Kaduna and the neighboring Niger state before being discovered by local villagers.

They received medical care at a military base in Kaduna.


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