There was controversy on Sunday over the release of 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, who were abducted on Wednesday,
Earlier on Sunday, officials of the state government said the victims, who were abducted when gunmen invaded their school on Wednesday, had been released.
Also, a top security source told one of our correspondents at 11pm on Sunday that the abductees were around Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State on their way to Minna, the Niger State capital.
The state Governor, Sani Bello, other top officials of the state government and parents of the abductees, were at the Government House Minna, waiting to receive the abductees.
But while addressing the parents at 11:40pm on Sunday, the governor said the abducted students and workers were still in captivity.
“We still have the students of Kagara in the hands of the bandits and everything is being done to secure their release soonest,” the governor said.