The headmaster of Salihu Tanko Islamic School in Niger State, Abubakar Alhassan, has mentioned that 15 out of the academics kidnapped from the college managed to flee from captivity.
He said this when the state governor, Abubakar Bello, met with mother and father of the kidnapped schoolchildren on the palace of Ahmed Gunna, Emir of Kagara, on Monday.
Many college students and academics had been kidnapped from the college positioned in Tegina Town, within the Rafi Local Government Area of the state on May 30.
The bandits had demanded a ransom of N110 million for the discharge of the 156 kidnapped schoolchildren.
Alhassan mentioned the escaped academics had been in a army facility in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, the place they might be handed over to the Niger State Government.
On his half, the governor suggested mother and father of the kidnapped college students to train endurance as the federal government was exploring all avenues to make sure their secure rescue.
Bello, whereas addressing a particular squad of mixed safety personnel deployed to Rafi LGA, lamented the spate of kidnapping and insecurity within the state.
According to a press release by Mary Noel-Berje, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Bello mentioned the time had come for his authorities to take a decisive motion “once and for all” to finish banditry within the state.
“We will give you all the necessary support to enable you to implement all your security strategies to ensure the safe return of our abducted children and others, if any,” the governor mentioned.
“We have tried our possible best not to make them succeed in forcing us to change our normal lives; they started by displacing farmers from their farmlands, next they moved to burning farms.
“Then, they moved to kidnapping and forcing us to close our schools, now they have started attacking Islamic schools, only God knows what is next.”
The governor informed the particular squad that logistics had been offered for them and in addition promised that their allowances and different monetary advantages would at all times be offered as and when due.
He additionally counseled the safety personnel for his or her efforts within the ongoing combat in opposition to banditry and different prison parts within the state.