After over 100 days in captivity, abducted FGC Kebbi Birnin-Yauri students freed

The over 90 students and members of staff of Federal Government College, (FGC), Birnin-Yauri, in Kebbi State, have been released. They regained freedom after spending 118 days in captivity. A father of one of the kidnapped students, who did not want his name in print, confirmed that the students have been released. The parent, however, did not disclose whether parents of the abducted students have reunited with them. As of the time of this report, the state government and the police are yet to issue any statement over the development.

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Breaking: Abducted FGC Birnin-Yauri, Kebbi students freed after over 100 days in captivity

The over 90 students and members of staff of Federal Government College, (FGC), Birnin-Yauri, in Kebbi State, have been released. They regained freedom after spending 118 days in captivity. A father of one of the Kidnapped students, who did not want his name in print, confirmed that the students have been released. Details to follow…

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Kaduna abduction: 5 more Bethel school abducted students regain freedom

Bandits have released five more children from Bethel Baptist School, situated in Maraban Damishi, Chikun local government area of the State. The confirmation was delivered by the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. Israel Adelani Akanji, yesterday night. Although the government or security agencies are yet to confirm the development, a source in the school stated, during a television programme, that the 5 students were released. Recall that bandits, suspected to be kidnappers, had on July, 5 attacked the school and took away 121 students from their hostels. The…

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Kaduna: Security operatives arrest suspect behind abduction of Fed. College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka

Security Operatives have arrested a suspect responsible for the abduction from several students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Kaduna State. Confirming the development, the State’s Police PRO, Mohammed Jalige, said more suspects would have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of the Afaka students, if not for an audio that went viral on social media. The Police PRO revealed the audio message signaled the other members of the kidnapping syndicate, prompting them to flee before the arrival of the police. According to him, “One of the…

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Schools abduction: Niger Gov. reunites 90 Tegina Islamiyya pupils with parents

…As Zamfara govt. secures release of 18 Bakura Agric College students …Another 32 Bethel Baptist School students also regain freedom Niger State government has received the released children of Salihu Tanko Islamic School Tegina at the Government House, Minna the state capital and reunited them with their families. The Islamic school pupils, who were kidnapped on May 30, 2021 were said to have arrived Minna, the State capital late last night. The State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello addressed the press in the presence of the refreshed and neatly clothed children and…

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Six of 136 kidnapped Niger Islamiyya pupils die in captivity

Six out of 136 abducted students of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya, Tegina, in Niger State, have reportedly died in captivity. Recall that the students and three teachers were kidnapped on May 30 from the Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger.  Unfortunately, six of them have died after getting sick while in captivity. The school principal, Abubakar Alhassan, yesterday, said that the bandits called to notify him of the death of the children. Alhassan told Reuters that the bandits disclosed the children died of illness and asked that the…

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Insecurity: Again, bandits abduct pupils in Katsina school

Reports indicate that daredevil bandits have again abducted some pupils and one teacher of an Islamiyya school, in Sakkai village, Faskari local government area of the State. This is coming barely 48 hours after Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, called on the people in areas prone to banditry to acquire weapons and defend themselves against the bandits. Although details of the incident are still sketchy, the victims were said to have been abducted while attending evening lessons within the school premises. The whereabouts of the victims are not known…

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Niger: NUJ gives State govt. 7 days to rescue Islamiyya pupils

…Demands immediate disbandment of Task Force on banned motorcycles   The Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Niger State council, has given the State government a one-week ultimatum to expedite action towards immediate release and safe return of 136 pupils of the Islamiyya school and other hostages still languishing in the den of their abductors. According to a 10-point communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, jointly signed by George Duniya and Uthman Siraja, Chairman,  the union also wants the state government to ban the task force saddled with the responsibility…

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“Niger government not fair to us” – Parents of abducted Tegina children cry out

Parents of the abducted children of Tegina Islamiyya school in Niger State, have raised the dust over the claim that State Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Sani Idris, was released without payment of ransom. The parents, who claimed they had been barred from speaking to the media, said bandits could not have released the Commissioner without ransom and still keep their children in captivity despite them paying over N70 million demanded by the bandits. The parents, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also pointed out the APC Zone-C chairman who was…

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Niger: 4 abducted Tegina Islamiyya pupils abandoned by Govt. feared dead

Abductors of 136 pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School Tegina in Niger State have indicated that four of the pupils are dead. It was gathered at the weekend that the courier of the ransom, one Kassimu Daragana, who arrived Tegina at the weekend, reported that the bandits took him to four graves they purportedly buried the dead pupils. It was learnt that the parents have further strengthened their scout for money, as a 3-man team reportedly left Niger State at the weekend to appeal for funds. A government source however…

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