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Curious Journalists and Security agents at the Niger State Goverment house waiting to see the arrival of the kidnapped students of Government Science College, Kagara were disappointed by the medical teams of the Niger State Health Service Management Board.

The abducted students of Goverment Science College Kagara were kidnapped by heavily armed men suspected to be bandits about two weeks ago along with some of their teachers and their wives in the early hours, penultimate Wednesday from their hostels.

The gun men were said to have gained entrance into the school premises through the bush and 27 numbers of the students and 15 members of the teaching staff and family members were kidnapped by the gun men who were said to have dressed in full military camouflage uniforms.

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Rumours were flying around Minna town and its environs in the early hours of Friday, that the abducted students will be released by their abductors who held them captive in the last eleven days.

CAPITAL POST reported passengers of the Niger State own Transport company who were also abducted by some gunmen who were equally kidnapped just 3 days after were released and received by the Niger State governor Abubakar Sani Bello at the Goverment House in Minna, at about midnight of last week Sunday.

As early as 8 O’clock, Saturday, handful of Journalists and Security agents who were at the Goverment House, Minna to have glimpse of their arrival were disappointed as the convoy of buses that conveyed the Kagara Students drove to the NSDC Motel opposite the State Government house, where they were received by some team of medical personnel that will attend to them before their arrival at the Goverment house to be received by the governor.

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Heavily armed combined team of military, DSS and police men were drafted to the NSDC Motel gate subjecting journalists to all sorts of harassment.

As at the time of filling this report, the students were still being held at the NSDC motel by the medical teams who were administering some medication on them.

It was however gathered that the released students look so weak and depressed as a result of the hardship they were subjected to in the hands of the gunmen.

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Although, no official statement from the government on how they were released, but it was gathered that negotiation was made by the Kaduna based Islamic Cleric, Dr Ahmed Mahmud Gumi before they freed from captivity after about two weeks of negotiation.

The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello had earlier told journalists that his goverment will not pay any ransom to the bandits for the release of the Kagara Students.

He equally decried the insensitivity of the Federal goverment for not showing any concern on the plight of the Kagara Students who were in captivity in the last 11 days.


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