Saturday, 27 February 2021 10:21

Kagara Victims Released After 9 Days In Captivity [Video]

The Staff and Students who were abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have been released.

Family sources confirmed the news to Daily Trust on Saturday.

The victims are currently on their way to Minna, the state capital, to meet with Governor Sani Bello.
Daily Trust had reported how gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed the school last Wednesday, abducting 27 students and staff members.

While one student, Benjamin Doma, who tried to escape was gunned down, a member of staff luckily broke loose from captivity.

The attackers were reportedly dressed in military uniform in what looked like a premeditated attack.

The incident happened barely three days after 21 passengers heading to Minna, capital of Niger State, were abducted in broad daylight.

The passengers have since regained freedom.

Earlier in the week, Governor Bello accused the federal government of abandoning Niger in the quest to secure the release of the captives.


Freed Kagara Victims Now In Minna


The kidnapped students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger, have arrived in Minna, the State capital.

A total of 27 students, three staff  and 12 members of their family were abducted in the attack on the school.

In a video, the students wee seen filing out from the bush. The footage was said to have been shot around Attahiru Secondary School, Madaka, Niger State.

Jibrin Usman, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education in Niger, said the commissioner has been contacted to receive the boys ahead of their meeting with the governor.

One of the parents of the students told our correspondent that they were released near Madaka in Raffi Local government area of Niger.

The father said he would withdraw his child from the school immediately, describing that as the only sensible thing to do as a concerned father.

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