Abducted Niger pupils regain freedom

Pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Tegina, Niger State, abducted by bandits have regained freedom on Thursday after spending nearly three months in captivity.

The adolescent children, over 100 in numbers, were kidnapped on May 30, 2021, by the armed men who demanded N150 million ransom with the parents of the kids able to raise one-third of the amount after selling off most of their belongings.

On Tuesday, six of the young lads were reported dead in the bandits’ den. However, PR Nigeria is now reporting that the remaining students  have been released.

The news medium said the children are on their way to Minna en route to Kagara from Birnin Gwari, where they had been detained in a forest.