The six students and two staff members of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria Kaduna State, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen believed to be bandits, have regained their freedom.
Bandits had attacked the polytechnic on June 11, kidnapping the victims and killing one student in the process.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic, Abdullahi Shehu, the kidnapped students and staff members regained their freedom after their parents and relatives negotiated with the bandits.
He said they were released on Thursday night at an undisclosed location in Kaduna, without saying if any ransom was paid.
Shehu added that the school authorities will receive the students later in the day at a location where they were kept after their release.