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Ekiti schoolchildren, teachers regain freedom

The kidnapped schoolchildren of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and their teachers have been released.

The victims regained their freedom around 2.00 a.m on Sunday.

The children and their teachers had been with the kidnappers for about a week.

In a short video clip seen by our reporter, the freed pupils and their teachers sat on the floor, looking tired as a mother lamented the condition of her child in the background.

The abductors had demanded N100 million for the release of the victims, but it was not immediately clear if a ransom was eventually paid or not.

A school bus conveying pupils and some staff members of the school to their respective houses was ambused by gunmen Monday evening.

About 10 occupants of the bus — five schoolchildren, three teachers and the driver — were abducted and whisked away.

There were rumours on Saturday that the victims had been released, which the police had denied.

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