News of the discharge of the pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiya School, Tegina, on Thursday evening threw Tegina city, particularly, and Niger State as a complete into extensive jubilation.
While their dad and mom and authorities officers have been pleased seeing them, the pupils have been, nonetheless, not proud of the best way they have been handled by the bandits throughout their stick with them.
One of the victims, Furera Isah, whereas narrating their ordeal within the abductors’ den, mentioned they have been overwhelmed every single day all through their stick with the abductors.
He additionally revealed that the abductors fed them with solely rice and kunu.
Almost in tears, Isah mentioned, “They beat us often. We were fed but only with rice and kunu. They would call us out in the night and beat us. We were never comfortable. They beat us every day, but they fed us three times a day with just rice and kunu, throughout the period we stayed with them.
“They called us to beat us every day, but they allowed us to say our prayers. Sleeping was also another problem. We slept in a shabby place under the rain and the sun.”
Another pupil, who merely gave his title as Musa, added that he wouldn’t want any of his enemies the expertise he and his fellow college students had within the fingers of the abductors.
He mentioned because the day they have been kidnapped, the abductors at all times beat them “mercilessly,” including that they weren’t spared even after they begged their tormentors.
He mentioned, “We went through hell. We were beaten and they even threatened to kill us, if our parents did not pay the ransom they demanded.
“We begged them, they did not listen. Though there were a few of them who realised that we could not influence the early payment of the demanded ransom, others did not care.
“We told them we were poor and that our parents were mere farmers. But they neither listened nor cared about us, even though we were speaking the same language. I will not wish my worst enemy undergo what we went through in the hands of those wicked souls.”
Meanwhile, the pinnacle instructor of the college, Mallam Abubakar Alhassan, whose baby died within the forest, mentioned he was nonetheless pleased that the remaining pupils returned safely from the abductors’ den.
The Islamic college pupils, who have been kidnapped on May 30, 2021, arrived in Minna, the state capital, within the early hours of Friday.
The youngsters, wanting weak and malnourished, have been taken on to a authorities well being care facility throughout the Minna metropolis, the place medical professionals have been readily available to hold out checks on them. After the medical check-up, the pupils have been fed.
As they have been reunited with their dad and mom, the pinnacle instructor of the college, whose son died by the hands of the abductors, mentioned she was grateful all the identical.
Alhasaan had 5 youngsters within the college.
The head instructor was on the forefront of the method within the battle geared toward getting the pupils launched
Despite what the pupils skilled, Alhassan vowed the expertise wouldn’t deter them from persevering with with their schooling within the college.
Alhassan, who declined to reveal the quantity that was paid to the bandits earlier than the discharge of the pupils, described the method resulting in their launch as “a long process”.