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Niger govt confirms release of kidnapped Tegina pupils

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Niger State authorities has confirmed the discharge of kidnapped pupils of Tanko Salihu Islamic faculty, Tegina, Rafi Native Authorities Space of the State.

The Secretary to the State Authorities, SSG, Alh Ibrahim Matane confirmed the event Friday evening.

Matane who said this in Minna mentioned over 70 of the abductees had been on their manner from Birnin Gwari, a boundary between Niger and Kaduna State the place they had been held hostage by armed bandits.

A supply near the state authorities mentioned the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello can be available to obtain the varsity pupils on Friday on the Authorities Home Minna.

Kidnapped Pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya faculty Tegina in Rafi Native Authorities Space of Niger State had been mentioned to have been launched late night of Thursday, twenty sixth August, 2021 by their abductors.

A supply near the state authorities had earlier mentioned the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and different high officers can be available to obtain the varsity pupils on Friday on the Authorities Home Minna.

It was gathered that on arrival, they might be taken to the hospital for medical consideration earlier than reuniting them with their households.

It might be recalled that the kids had been kidnapped on Might 30, 2021 of their faculty and have been within the den of the bandits till their launch on Friday, regardless of allegedly gathering ransom to the tune of N55 million from the mother and father.

Earlier than their launch right now, the bandits had advised the mother and father that two of children have already died which embody a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old women on account of the poor situation of the place they had been being held hostage.

Additionally, final Thursday, the bandits contacted the top instructor of the Islamiya, alleging that six of the victims had been in a important situation, whereas urging the mother and father to make haste and pay one other ransom of N18 million for his or her launch.

Nonetheless, it isn’t clear whether or not the six youngsters are nonetheless alive and amongst these launched or not.

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