Nigeria – At least 30 Nigerian students who were kidnapped by heavily armed gunmen from a University have re-united with their families.
The students were kidnapped from College of Forestry Mechanization in Kaduna state which in the Northern part of the country.
Reports in the country indicate that the army rescued about 180 students after they engaged the gunmen in a firefight during the March raid in the states capital, Kaduna.
39 other students were rescued weeks following the attack but the whereabouts of the remaining was uncertain.
Schools and Colleges have become soft targets for armed gunmen as security situation deteriorates in Northern Nigeria
News of the Kaduna releases comes just days after gunmen stormed into a private University in the same state killing one member of staff and kidnapping about 20 students and staff.
Local authorities said five of the kidnapped students were killed by gunmen and their bodies left near the University.
Schools and Colleges have became soft targets for armed gunmen as security situation deteriorates in Northern Nigeria.