Eight kidnapped victims in NW Nigeria regain freedom

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An official said Friday at least eight people kidnapped from a polytechnic in Nigeria’s restive northwest state of Kaduna have been released.

Six students and two staff members of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic in Zaria town of the state regained their freedom Thursday night, according to Abdullahi Shehu, a spokesman for the institution, who spoke to Xinhua on the phone in Kaduna.

One student was killed and another one was injured while at least 10 persons including teachers were kidnapped by a group of unidentified gunmen who attacked the polytechnic on June 10.

Shehu said the kidnapped students and teachers were released after their parents and relatives reached an agreement with their kidnappers.

The school spokesperson, however, remained mum on whether the ransom was paid after the negotiations.

The police have yet to make a statement about the incident. Enditem

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