Abducted Niger bus passengers freed

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week after they were abducted, of State Mass Transit have been freed.

State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello announced their released Twitter page Sunday.

governor, briefed reporters in Minna, state capital, said 39 were abducted by bandits their way from Kontagora Minna Sunday last week.

Nation learnt that abducted were released Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed location in Zamfara State.

They were said be on their way back Minna and that Governor Bello waiting receive them at the Government House.

The release is coming after Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi met with the bandits and promised their release Sunday or Monday.

There are also indications that the 42 abducted at the Government Kagara may have regained their .

Unconfirmed sources said those abducted at Kagara were also on their way from an undisclosed location.