Niger State governor, Sani Bello, has debunked viral claims that the Kagara students and teachers who were abducted by bandits on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 have been released.
Multiple online sources had earlier claimed that the adducted students have been released from captivity.
Dismissing this claim at a press conference this afternoon, Governor Bello said
”“Everything that is being said out there is rumour and in situations like this, we cannot work with rumour, it has to be confirmed. Yes, we’ve been receiving different rumours from different people within villages but we are still treating those as rumour until processed and confirmed.”
We had earlier reported that, gunmen suspected to be armed bandits on Wednesday invaded Government Science Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State.
According to reports, they gunmen kidnapped an unknown number of staff members and students, killing one of the students
The armed men were said to have invaded the school around 3 am.
“At about 3 am last night, bandits attacked Government Science College in Kagara, killing one and abducting an unknown number of students. Some staff members, their spouses, children were also abducted by the bandits,” a source told SaharaReporters.