The Niger State government has secured the release of 18 bus passengers abducted by bandits in the State.
The Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, confirmed the development on his Twitter handle yesterday. He wrote: “The Niger State Government has succeeded in securing the release of all Abducted #RescueNSTApassengers. Details shortly”.
Armed bandits had about two weeks waylaid a Niger State Transit Authority (NSTA) bus conveying 19 passengers to Minna, the State capital.
The bandits later took away 18 passengers and left behind a nursing mother and her child at the scene of the crime.