11 Niger abducted Islamiyya school children released

Eleven out of the many students abducted by bandits on Sunday in Niger state have been released by their captors.

The State government disclosed this yesterday, in a statement by the governor’s media aide, Mary Noel-Berje.

The students were abducted at the Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Tegina town when the bandits attacked the town located in Rafi local government area of the State.

The incident was the second in the state this year, among several incidents, of abductions of schoolchildren by bandits.

The bandits have recently abducted several people across three local government areas of Rafi, Wushishi and Lavun, in the State.

The statement said the internally displaced people (IDPs) in the state were returning back to their communities following the return of normalcy.

Recall that some communities in the State had negotiated and paid some money to bandits to enable them to return to their homes and farms.

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