ABDUCTED KAGARA STUDENTS NOT YET RELEASED- NIGER STATE GOVERNOR ABUBAKAR BELLO
Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello on Friday said abducted students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara have not been released.
Governor Bello described reports of the release of the kidnapped victims as a rumour.
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 a rumour until processed and confirmed," Governor Bello said.
The Governor who spoke to journalists after meeting with popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi at the State house said: “As at this moment, we do not have any additional information to give apart from the one given earlier on, yesterday. But I want to assure you that we are doing everything we can, we are interfacing with the local communities, with federal authorities and our own state authorities to ensure that we recover the victims safely.
“Our utmost priority right now is to make sure we bring them back home safe and that is exactly what we are going to do. So, there hasn’t been any information I can give you at this moment but once we have anything for you, we will let you know.”