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Kagara Abductees Released, Arrives Government House Mina, Sources

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Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, in Niger State was attacked by gunmen on February 17, 2021.

 

The abductees from Government Science Secondary School Kagara, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been released.

They have also arrived Government house in Mina, the state capital where they are expected to be briefed by the Governor, Abubakar Bello.

According Channels Television report, a government official who confirmed their release, said the children were released from a location close to where the fifty-three abductees were released a week ago.

Twenty-seven students and 14 others were abducted from the school.

Gunmen had on February 17 stormed the school and whisked away 42 people, including 27 students from the Kagara school.

Sources told Channels Television that the armed men invaded the school at about 2:00 am and were shooting sporadically before carrying out their nefarious act.

Some teachers and their family members residing within the college staff quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen.

The bandits were said to have worn a military uniform and entered the school premises which has about 1000 students, overpowered the security guard, before whisking away the students and staff.

Prior to that, over 300 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State were also abducted in December 2020.

They were, however, all rescued shortly after.

Although it is not certain whether a ransom was paid to secure the release of the schoolschildren, Governor Bello has repeatedly said his administration would not pay money to the bandits.

He had also complained of not receiving any assistance from the Federal government.

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