Unknown gunmen in large numbers had in the early hours of July 5 stormed the Bethel Baptist High School located in Chikun local government area of the state and abducted an unspecified number of students.
A joint team of the Nigeria police, army and navy succeeded in rescuing 26 students and a female teacher safely while in pursuit of the attackers later on July 5.
Nigerian police is yet to confirm the number of those kidnapped.
The northern region of Nigeria has witnessed a series of attacks by armed groups in recent months. There have also been recurring incidents of livestock rustling and armed banditry in the region.