Bandits Threaten To Kill 156 Niger Islamic Schoolchildren If N200million Ransom Is Not Paid

Gunmen suspected to be bandits who kidnapped 156 pupils of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina city of the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state have elevated the ransom for his or her launch to N200 million.

The bandits had initially demanded N110 million for the discharge of the victims, principally ladies, with a risk that if the cash was not delivered, they might be killed.


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SaharaReporters had reported how gunmen on May 30 broke into the personal college the place they kidnapped youngsters attending Islamic lectures.




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The college, which includes nursery and first arms, additionally hosts Islamiyya college students within the night and at weekends.

Tegina is the hometown of the Local authorities chairperson, Isma’il Moddibo. It is in the identical native authorities space with Kagara the place bandits earlier this yr kidnapped many college students however later launched them after negotiation with the state authorities.

Abubakar Alhassan, the college head trainer and a mother or father of two of the kidnapped youngsters, whereas talking with Arise TV on Friday, stated “the bandits are severe about killing our kids if we can’t pay.”

“They say I should not even talk about N110 million again but N200 million,” he added.

“I was begging them but they didn’t listen. They cut the phone (sic) and I haven’t heard from them (since then).”

On her half, Hadiya Hashim, one other mother or father of three kidnapped youngsters, lamented the horrible state of affairs of the pupils.

She stated the kids have been starved for 3 days and disadvantaged of water.

“The situation these children are in, you can’t imagine. You know they don’t have houses in the bush. Initially, the scanty report we received on Monday, said they kept the children under a big tree and starved them for three days without giving them any water,” she stated.

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Bandits Threaten To Kill 156 Niger Islamic Schoolchildren If N200million Ransom Is Not Paid

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