Kidnappers of Kebbi Students Contact Parents

Kidnappers of students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, have contacted the parents, chairman of the Kebbi state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Isah Arzika disclosed.

NPOreports had reported that suspected bandits attacked the school on Thursday, and kidnapped 102 students.

However, five students and two teachers have been rescued, while one student was killed during a rescue mission by security operatives.

Arzika said the kidnappers who contacted the parents of the students didn't demand any ransom.

“Since the security agencies have swung into action on the bandits, we have not made fresh contact with the parents and relatives of the students and teachers still in their captivity,” Arzika said.

“When we made our first contact two days ago, precisely on Thursday, they did not demand any ransom. Instead, they told the parents and relatives that they only wanted to establish contact with them and inform them that their children are with them.

“As I am talking to you, two of our teachers have regained their freedom. Already, seven schools on the frontline in that area have been closed and more will be closed if we realise the situation is not safe for the teachers and students.

“There was communication from them, but none of them asked for a kobo. They only said they wanted to establish contact that the abductees are in their custody.

“It was yesterday (Friday) that the security agencies swung on them and since then, there was no contact again”.

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