Photos: Gov. Sani Bello meets freed Kagara students, others

Governor Sani Bello with the freed students

Governor Sani Bello, left, with the students freed by bandits

Governor Sani Bello, left, with the freed students


By Aminu Garko/Minna

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has received the 24 Kagara students freed after their abduction by gunmen for 10 days

Six staff of the Government Science College and eight relations, abducted by the gunmen, were also received by the governor.

They were all abducted on 17 February and released today.

Bello clarified the number of students and staff of the college abducted by the bandits.

He said they were released at about 4 a.m today.

some of the freed students of Kagara
the other Kagara captives
Other Kagara captives

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One of the students is in the hospital, suffering from excessive exhaustion, he said.

” They are being medically checked and will be monitored for a few days before being reunited with their families.

The governor said the release was possible through joint efforts of security, traditional leaders and stakeholders.

He said that the state government would find a listing solution to the beastly acts.

“They have been through tremendous torture and will soon be reunited with their loved ones`”, he said.

Kangara students on arrival from their captors