February 28, 2024

The two remaining kidnapped students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State have regained freedom after 707 days in captivity.

It could be recalled that 11 students were kidnapped when bandits invaded the school on 17th June 2021.

It was reported that some of the girls had become teenage mothers, while about four others were pregnant.

The two female students Faida Sani Kaoje and Safiya Idris were reportedly released from their captors on Thursday morning.

This comes after rounds of negotiation between a committee constituted by their families and the leadership of the bandits.

Following the abduction, a bandit kingpin gave conditions for the release of the students. Four female students with two babies were later released in April this year after allegedly paying a huge ransom.

Three other girls, Elizabeth Ogechi Nwafor, Esther Sunday and Aliya Abubakar were later released by the bandits on May 7.

The committee of parents had disclosed while soliciting for support that the bandits demanded a sum of N100 million.

An undisclosed amount of money, it was alleged, was paid as ransom after getting support elsewhere due to the failure of the Kebbi State government to meet the demand of the bandits.

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