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We’ve Arrested Bandits Who Abducted Islamic School Students— Niger State Government




The Niger State authorities says it has arrested among the bandits who kidnapped college students of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyyan College, Tegina within the Rafi Native Authorities Space of the state.


SaharaReporters had reported how gunmen on Sunday stormed the police station within the city and went spherical taking pictures sporadically into the air to scare residents earlier than breaking into the non-public faculty the place they kidnapped over 100 youngsters attending Islamic lectures.

The college, which consists of nursery and first arms, additionally hosts Islamiyya college students within the night and at weekends.

Tegina is the hometown of the native authorities chairperson, Isma’il Moddibo. It’s in the identical native authorities space with Kagara the place bandits earlier this 12 months kidnapped many college students however later launched them after negotiation with the state authorities.

Talking on Tuesday, deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso mentioned “among the bandits are in our custody.”

Ketso, who didn’t state the variety of bandits arrested, additionally mentioned safety brokers have been already on the path of the remainder of the bandits with a view to rescuing the kids.

The deputy governor, nonetheless, dominated out cost of any ransom however assured that the kidnapped youngsters could be rescued the identical means the Kagara Science School boys have been rescued.

“We don’t pay ransom to abductors. We try to barter to see how we are able to deliver them again safely.

“However to start with, we try to get in contact with the dad and mom of these kidnapped as a result of a few of them got here from different states to accumulate the Islamic schooling. The federal government doesn’t know their dad and mom or the place they got here from.

“We’re nonetheless taking the census of the kids to know the precise quantity that have been truly kidnapped. Nonetheless, the federal government will do all the things potential to make sure their secure rescue,” he mentioned. 

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