Kidnapped Niger Islamiyya pupils freed after 86 days
The abducted pupils of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State kidnapped by gunmen have been released.
The headteacher Abubakar Alhassan disclosed that they were released on Thursday night in Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State after 86 days in captivity.
Although the headteacher did not give details of how the students were released, Premium times reported that local sources said the pupils were released after the payment of over N60 million and five new motorcycles as ransom to their abductors.
The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Birnin Gwari, Danladi Idon-Duniya, was reportedly among the people who received the pupils.
Recall that gunmen kidnapped 136 pupils on May 30 in the Islamiyya school in Tegina. Six of them died in captivity and another 15 escaped in June.