Kidnapped Kagara students, teachers not yet released - Gov Bello
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has refuted the claims that the kidnapped students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara have been released by their abductors.
Rumors circulated on Friday that the kidnappers had released the students and others after popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi met with the bandits.
But the Governor said the reports were false and that the government is working hard to ensure the victims are freed unscathed.
Bello, however, said the government was in the last stage of negotiations with the bandits.
Bandits had in the early hours of Wednesday, stormed the school, killing a student and kidnapped 27 students, three teachers and 12 family members.