21 kidnapped Niger bus passengers regain freedom


Twenty one passengers of Niger State Mass Transit bus kidnapped one week ago along Minna-Zungeru road have regained their freedom.

They were released on Sunday.

Announcing their release on Twitter, one week after they were captured, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State said: “We are pleased to announce to the general public the release of the NSTA passengers abducted a week ago while returning to Minna along the Minna-Zungeru road.

Governor Bello, however, did not indicate whether ransom was paid before the victims, travelling from Kontagora to Minna on 14 February, were released from captivity.

It would be recalled that the the RPG wielding bandits on February 17 released video and photos of the victims with a threat to kill them .

Also, on same February 14, another set of bandits captured 27 students of Government Science School in Kagara along with 15 staffs of the school.

The bandits are yet to teach out to the government to demand ransom for the release the victims.


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