© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks after safety forces rescued schoolboys from kidnappers, in Katsina, Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen on Saturday launched 42 folks, together with 27 college students, who have been kidnapped from a boarding faculty final week within the north-central Nigerian state of Niger, its governor stated.

Twenty-seven college students, three employees and 12 members of their households had been kidnapped final week by an armed gang who stormed the Authorities Science secondary faculty within the Kagara district of Niger state at round 2 a.m., overwhelming the varsity’s safety element. One boy was killed through the raid.

“The Kidnapped College students, Workers and Kinfolk of Authorities Science Collage Kagara have regained their freedom and have been obtained by the Niger State Authorities,” Governor Abubakar Sani Bello stated in a tweet

Kidnappings for ransom by armed teams, a lot of whom carry weapons and trip bikes, are frequent throughout many northern Nigerian states.

In a separate raid in Zamfara state on Friday, gunmen seized greater than 300 women in a raid on their faculty.

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