Kidnapped Nigerian Students Freed

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Zamfara - Mediaage NG News – Fourteen students and two workers kidnapped by gunmen from a university in north-western Nigeria has been freed, the institution said.

Last Friday, gunmen kidnapped 24 female students from hostels at the Federal University of Gusau in Zamfara state.

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Nine welders working in another building were also taken.

The military had earlier rescued six of the kidnapped students a few hours after the early morning attack.

The university appealed to students to remain calm, while the security agencies tried to rescue those still being held.

North-western Nigeria has seen a rise in kidnappings for ransoms in recent years.

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