The students from an islamic school in niger state who were abducted in may, 2021 have been released by their abductors.
A government official who spoke with newsmen on condition of anonymity confirmed the students release, saying around 136 school children were taken from the school in tegina town in may but on august 23, the school principal said six had died of illness.
Also confirming this, a parent, mallam saidu tegina, told newsmen in a phone conversation that the students were released on august 26 night but did not confirm how many students were released.
On his part, another parent, abubakar alhasan, whose seven children are held by the gang, said the students were on their way to the capital city in minna for medical checkup.
The nigerian medical association, nma in plateau state has expressed deep concern on the attacks and killings in various communities in plateau state.
Nma made the expression in a statement jointly signed by the state chairman of the nma, dr. Innocent emmanuel, and the secretary, dr. Bapiga’an william.
Report says following the attacks, the striking resident doctors at the jos university teaching hospital have recalled their members on compassionate ground to enable them to attend to emergencies occasioned by the crisis in the state.
Emmanuel further lamented the security situation in the state, saying a situation where people face the brazen reality of being attacked and injured was unacceptable.
World health organisation, w.h.o has restated its commitment to end all forms of polio in africa.
Who made this known in a statement issued to newsmen shortly after its 71st meeting on august 26.
The statement stated that since 2018, 23 countries in the region have experienced outbreaks and more than 1000 polio cases were recorded globally.
The health agency however revealed that most african countries have received the polio vaccine.