Information of the discharge of the pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiya Faculty, Tegina, on Thursday evening threw Tegina city, specifically, and Niger State as an entire into extensive jubilation.
Whereas their mother and father and authorities officers have been blissful seeing them, the pupils have been, nonetheless, not pleased with the way in which they have been handled by the bandits throughout their stick with them.
One of many victims, Furera Isah, whereas narrating their ordeal within the abductors’ den, stated they have been crushed daily all through their stick with the abductors.
He additionally revealed that the abductors fed them with solely rice and kunu.
Nearly in tears, Isah stated, “They beat us typically. We have been fed however solely with rice and kunu. They might name us out within the evening and beat us. We have been by no means snug. They beat us daily, however they fed us thrice a day with simply rice and kunu, all through the interval we stayed with them.
“They known as us to beat us daily, however they allowed us to say our prayers. Sleeping was additionally one other drawback. We slept in a shabby place below the rain and the solar.”
One other pupil, who merely gave his identify as Musa, added that he wouldn’t want any of his enemies the expertise he and his fellow college students had within the arms of the abductors.
He stated because the day they have been kidnapped, the abductors all the time beat them “mercilessly,” including that they weren’t spared even once they begged their tormentors.
He stated, “We went by hell. We have been crushed they usually even threatened to kill us, if our mother and father didn’t pay the ransom they demanded.
“We begged them, they didn’t pay attention. Although there have been a number of of them who realised that we couldn’t affect the early cost of the demanded ransom, others didn’t care.
“We instructed them we have been poor and that our mother and father have been mere farmers. However they neither listened nor cared about us, regardless that we have been talking the identical language. I can’t want my worst enemy endure what we went by within the arms of these depraved souls.”
In the meantime, the pinnacle instructor of the college, Mallam Abubakar Alhassan, whose baby died within the forest, stated he was nonetheless blissful that the remaining pupils returned safely from the abductors’ den.
The Islamic college pupils, who have been kidnapped on Might 30, 2021, arrived in Minna, the state capital, within the early hours of Friday.
The kids, wanting weak and malnourished, have been taken on to a authorities well being care facility inside the Minna metropolis, the place medical professionals have been available to hold out checks on them. After the medical check-up, the pupils have been fed.
As they have been reunited with their mother and father, the pinnacle instructor of the college, whose son died by the hands of the abductors, stated she was grateful all the identical.
Alhasaan had 5 youngsters within the college.
The top instructor was on the forefront of the method within the wrestle aimed toward getting the pupils launched
Regardless of what the pupils skilled, Alhassan vowed the expertise wouldn’t deter them from persevering with with their schooling within the college.
Alhassan, who declined to reveal the quantity that was paid to the bandits earlier than the discharge of the pupils, described the method resulting in their launch as “a protracted course of”.
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