Gunmen on Saturday night abducted students of Islamiyya schools in Mahuta town, Dandume LGA, Katsina state.
Police however say the students have been rescued.
Local reports say the Islamic students were on their way back home after they attended a maulid procession at Unguwar Al-Kasim, a nearby village.
Maulud Nabiyyi is Prophet Mohammad’s birthday.
The students, numbering about 80, were rescued by a combined team of policemen and local vigilante group in the area, according to the police.
It was gathered that the rescue team engaged in a fight with the bandits around 3am and chased them away.Advertisement
Spokesman for Katsina state police command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident to TheCable.
This is coming two days after the release of 344 students of Government Secondary School in Kankara LGA of the state.