Tegina Islamiyya Students Freed For N68m Ransom, N3.9m Worth of Motorcycle
Niger, Northcentral Nigeria: Armed Bandits, the terrorist group that specializes in kidnapping and sacking villages across the northern states of Nigeria has on Thursday freed the Tegina Islamiyya Students abducted since May 30, Daily Episode reports.
The one hundred and thirty-six pupils were abducted at an Islamic school located in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
Sixteen Tegina Islamiyya Students escaped while six others reportedly lost their lives for various illnesses while in captivity.
Daily Episode reliably gathered that the student was release at Kampany Doka Village of Birni Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Thursday, August 26 after negotiations for ransom.
Recall that parents have contributed N50m naira but the armed group refuses to free the students while demanding N200m ransom.
Parents, well-wishers, and other sympathizers have contributed the sum of N30m in addition to meet the demand of the kidnappers, but unfortunately, it returned in vain as the bandits make fresh demand while holding the conveyor hostage for missing N4.6m.
Investigations revealed that additional N20m was also paid in the negotiating process while an eye witness confirmed to Daily Episode he saw six brand new Honda ACB motorcycles which cost 650,000 each taking to the forest.
The children have already been transported to Mina, Niger state capital where medical doctors are examining health conditions and are expected to reunite with their family after meeting with the government officials.