Kagara Students yet to be Released – Niger State Govt.
By Daniel Ayantoye
The Niger State Government has debunks news going round on Social media on the release of the abducted kagara students and Teachers.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Niger governor, Mary Noel-Berje said this in a phone chat with PREMIUM TIMES.
Mary, who had earlier at about 10:30 p.m. told the news medium that the students had been released, said those released were not the students but other kidnapped victims.
A total of 27 students, three staff members and 12 members of their family were abducted after the attack on the Kagara school in the early hours of Wednesday.
The state and federal governments have expressed hope that the students will be released unhurt as negotiations were ongoing with the bandits.
Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in many parts of Nigeria. In Niger and many other states in North-central and North-west Nigeria, armed bandits kill and kidnap at will despite the efforts of security agencies