Parents Of Freed Niger Pupils Wait In Anxiety Over Five Who Died In Captivity

There is rising anxiousness amongst mother and father of the kidnapped college students of an Islamic faculty at Tegina, Niger State, who have been not too long ago launched by their abductors.

The college students, at the moment present process medical analysis at a spot supplied by the state authorities in Minna, have been launched after three months in captivity. 

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SaharaReporters gathered that the anxious and apprehensive mother and father are hanging across the venue desperately ready on the federal government to launch their kids to them. 

The apprehension adopted earlier studies that 5 of the college kids died from sicknesses whereas in captivity. 

The report additionally quoted the top instructor of the college, Abubakar Hassan, as saying lots of the kids are sick with swollen legs and different illnesses.

One of the family members to the kidnapped pupils who spoke with SaharaReporters, nevertheless, stated it isn’t sure if any of the kidnapped pupils died in captivity as they’re all nonetheless with the federal government officers screening them. 

He famous that folks are ready desperately for his or her kids to come back out so every youngster might be correctly recognized. 

The relative recognized merely as Stephen defined that the mother and father paid ransom in batches stating that folks and their family members labored so exhausting to get the cash throughout to the abductors to safe the protection of their kids. 

He acknowledged that the lengthy interval the scholars spent within the custody of the abductors was very traumatic for the mother and father, a few of whom had three to 4 kids with the abductors. 

Stephen acknowledged that each one his elder brother’s kids have been enrolled within the Islamic faculty and have been all kidnapped. 

He stated, “The children have been released and they are in the statehouse right now. The parents are there to testify to the release of the children but the government is yet to give them access to the children. The parents are hanging around where the children are camped. The government is trying to evaluate the children before they release them. 

“No one can tell exactly the number of children that have come back and the report that some of them died in captivity is yet to be confirmed. 

“Also, it is a lie that ransom was not paid. Parents worked hard to gather this money and their relatives too sent money to pay these people. At first, N25 million was paid as ransom, followed by N30 million, then we sent N16 million alongside about 6 machines with each costing N580,000 because they demanded a certain brand of machine. This money was from well-wishers, parents, I don’t know if the government also contributed. 

“It’s not been easy for us. Some of these children are as young as 3 years old. My brother has three children and they were all abducted. Another person close to me also has two of his children in the school and both were abducted. 

“But after they released them, we were lucky to speak with one of the children while they were being conveyed to Minna. I spoke with one of them.”

Around 136 faculty kids have been taken from the college in Tegina city in May however on Monday the college’s proprietor stated that six had died of sickness.

The releases have been confirmed by an official who requested to not be named as a result of the federal government deliberate to situation an announcement as soon as they’ve the youngsters.

One mother or father, Mallam Saidu Tegina, stated by telephone the scholars had been launched.

He didn’t affirm what number of college students have been launched.

Armed teams finishing up kidnapping for ransom are blamed for a collection of raids on faculties in northern Nigeria in current months, abducting greater than 1,000 college students since December.

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