Kidnappers in Nigeria have released 53 hostages whom they seized on a state-owned bus in Kundu Village in Niger State, Nigeria.

The group of hostages that has been freed include 20 women and 9 children.The group was kidnapped on 14 february of this month.

Abubakar Sani Bello, the Niger State Governor said the victims went through trauma.

He also revealed that the team responsible for rescuing the group went through one week of dialogue, consultations, hardwork, sleepless nights to ensure the safety of the group within shortest possible time.

However it is unknown if a ransom was paid for the release of the freed bus passengers who received medical checkups before being reunited with their families.

Meanwhile, a group of students from science secondary school in Kangara is still missing.