Some of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State have been freed by their abductors, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
While the number of students recorded to have been taken away by the gunmen was put at 317, those freed as at press time were said to be 279.
According to the NAN report in the early hours of Tuesday, the freed students arrived Government House, Gusau at about 4am on Tuesday.
Governor Bello Matawalle had on Monday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on the issue.
President Buhari welcomed their release in a post on his Facebook page later in the day.
In his words, “I join the affected families and the people of Zamfara State in welcoming and celebrating the release of the abducted students of GGSS Jangebe. This news bring overwhelming joy. I am pleased that their ordeal has come to a happy end without any incident.
“We are working hard to bring an end to these grim and heartbreaking incidents of kidnapping. The Military and the Police will continue to go after kidnappers. They need the support of local communities in terms of human intelligence that can help nip criminal plans in the bud.”