Three students and a lecturer of the school of Midwifery in Kaduna State, abducted by gunmen on Friday have regained freedom.

They were abducted along Kakduna-Birnin Gwari Road.

A spokesman for the governor of the State, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed  reports of their release.

The students and the lecturer were set free in the early hours of Sunday through the intervention of security operatives, the statement confirmed.

Mr Aruwan said they were in good condition and have since reunited with their families.

The state government also commended security agencies and community leaders for the sustained efforts that led to their freedom.

Cases of kidnapping are increasing in Nigeria. It has become a business for persons engaging in the crime.

Recently, a kidnap kingpin was arrested in Lagos State, in what has been described as a major breakthrough in the fight against kidnapping.