Students and others who were abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State will not be released to their families immediately, Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has declared.
He made the declaration on Saturday when he received the abductees.
According to him, the victims would have to be monitored for some time to ensure they were alright.
He said one of them who suffered excessive exhaustion had been taken to hospital while the others were also receiving medical attention.
His words: “I am happy to announce this afternoon the rescue of the 38 abducted students at about 4 a.m. All rescued victims are here, though one is in the hospital suffering from excessive exhaustion.
“They are being medically checked and will be monitored for a few days before they are reunited with their families.”
The governor said that the release of the abductees was made through the joint efforts of security personnel, traditional leaders and stakeholders.
He said that the state government would look into the cause of the dastardly act toward finding a lasting solution to the problem.
Bello said the abductees had suffered tremendous torture in the hands of the bandits.