11 Islamiyya students released in Niger

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Niger State government says 11 of the kidnapped students of Salihu Tanko Islamic School have been released by their abductors.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mary Noel-Berje, the bandits released the 11 children because they were too young and could not walk.

It was reported how armed bandits yesterday abducted many pupils of the Islamic school in Tegina, a densely populated town in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

The bandits reportedly seized the police station in the town and went round the town shooting sporadically into the air to scare residents before breaking into a private school where they abducted children attending Islamic lectures.

The school’s proprietor, Yakubu Idris, told newsmen that the gunmen went away with many students, including his younger sister.

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