JUST IN: Niger pupils regain freedom — after 16 weeks in captivity


More than two months after pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina town, Raffi LGA of Niger state, were kidnapped, those still in captivity have regained their freedom.

A source confirmed the development to newsmen yesterday evening.

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Hundreds of pupils and students were kidnapped from the school on May 30, when bandits attacked the community.

The freed pupils are currently on their way to Minna, the Niger capital.

The development comes days after six of the children died were said to have died in captivity.

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Abubakar Alhassan, the school principal, was said to have disclosed that the bandits called to notify him of the death of the children.

Alhassan said the bandits disclosed that the children died after falling ill, adding that the kidnappers insisted that ransom be paid for the release of the children still in captivity.

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