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Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by agwom(m): 7:11am On Feb 18
The federal and Niger State governments are using a third party to reach out to the bandits who abducted schoolboys and their teachers at the Government Science College Kagara, Daily Trust authoritatively gathered.

The armed men raided the school in the early hours of Wednesday and left with some students, staff and their families.

Governor Sani Bello who addressed the press on Wednesday said 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their families were abducted. The school has a population of over 1,000 students.

One of the students, Benjamin Doma, was gunned down while trying to escape. The abductors reportedly left him behind in the pool of his blood as they shepherded the abducted students and teachers to the bush.

The Kagara abduction was carried out less than three months after the kidnapping of over 300 students at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in nearby Katsina State.

The students were released few days after amidst allegations that a huge ransom was paid, a claim denied by the federal and Katsina State governments.

Rescue on course

Sources familiar with efforts to rescue the kidnapped Kagara victims, who craved for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, confided in our reporter that a decision was reached to use back door channels to secure the release of the abductees.

One of the sources said officials have reached out to some Fulani leaders and repentant bandits who have contacts with the bandits in order to negotiate the release of the victims.

It was learnt that two prominent repentant Fulani bandits from Katsina and Zamfara States have been drafted to reach out to the kidnappers.

“Already some breakthroughs are being made. We were able to establish that the abductors were Fulani boys from one of the camps in Kaduna forests, bordering Niger to the south and Zamfara to the north. We have made contacts already,” one of the sources said.

“But the major snag now is getting them to agree easily because in Kaduna there is no trust between the bandits and the government. But persons with the reach are working on creating an avenue to sit with leaders of the abductors, the elders who can force them into acceding to the request,” he said.

A senior security official said air patrol has been intensified along the borders between Kaduna and Niger State.

“There is vast forest traversing Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and Niger States, which makes movement along the corridor very easy for the bandits operating in those states,” he said.

The Principal of the school, Dan Asabe Ebaidu, said on Wednesday that the number of bandits that stormed the school could not be ascertained.

He said that they were dressed in army uniforms and rounded up the students in the hostel.

Ebaidu said he had never witnessed something like this throughout his years as principal.

He said that he managed to escape when the kidnappers stormed the staff quarters, which was why they abducted some members of staff and their families.

He said after raiding the staff quarters, the abductors headed to the students’ hostels.

Ebaidu noted that they were able to gain access into the school easily because it was porous.

Speaking with Daily Trust, another witness said the gunmen gathered some staff and students at a place for hours before moving them out of the school premises.

Some students were said to have escaped while being led to an unknown destination.

One of the abducted staff, simply identified as Batagi, was said to have escaped from his captors.

Some of those still in captivity were identified as Lawal, Ali, Hannatu and her husband, Dodo, and Mohammed Abubakar (Akawu).

Kagara is the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area in Southern Senatorial district of Niger State. It is about 3 hours’ drive (114.1 km) via Minna – Zungeru Rd and Minna-Maikunlele road.

Sources said the bandits that stormed the Kagara school were those terrorising the Birnin Gwari area of the state.

Niger has been in the news of recent over incessant attacks occasioned by kidnapping and killing. Minna, the state capital is 2 hr 48 min (151.6 km) to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

We know the abductors – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has described what happened in Niger State as a source of concern.

He was among the federal government delegation to Niger State to review the Wednesday’s abduction in Kagara.

The IGP said different strategies were being put in place to address the situation.

“We have restrategised. We are working to ensure that the students are returned unharmed. We are using the same strategy as we used in the past case but it won’t stop us from apprehending those who committed the act. We have deployed our units of mobile policemen to reinforce security in the state. The group that perpetrated the incident, we know the group and we will get the people back unharmed,” he said.

Earlier, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, who led the delegation to Minna, disclosed that they were sent by President Buhari to assure the people and government of Niger State and Nigeria that the administration will ensure the safety of lives and property in the country.

“We are glad that the government is exploring kinetic and non-kinetic options to ensure the safe release of the victims. We will deploy all resources to ensure the safe release of the victims. We want to assure Nigerians that we will not surrender our sovereignty but will employ all means to ensure the safe release of all the victims across Nigeria,” Lai Mohammed said.

Other members of the delegation included the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno; and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi.

On his part, NSA Monguno said the federal government will deploy everything at its disposal, including reconciliatory measures to ensure the students returned safely. He recalled that within a span of 90 days, Nigeria had recorded two cases of abduction of students.

According to him, “The president is ready to apply whatever it takes to make Nigeria safe and secure. Our response to these incidents would be measured. We will apply the non -kinetic measures but although we are looking at non-kinetic measures does not mean that security won’t carry out their statutory measures, which is to safeguard the security of Nigerians for as long as this government remains in this office, by applying every measure to secure the lives of the people.

“No responsible government will relinquish its sovereignty to bandits, kidnappers, and insurgents. That is not something that the government will apply. There are too many issues involved in our security challenges and there will be series of efforts to resolve them.”

https://dailytrust.com/school-abduction-fg-niger-govt-in-talks-with-kagara-kidnappers

Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Racoon(m): 7:13am On Feb 18
AIT: Which one is worse, those who threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria or those who threaten Nigerians with sophisticated weapons?

Lai Mohammed: Anyone who threatens Nigerians with sophisticated weapons is just a criminal. But anyone who forms its own government  and foreign relations policy, threatens the sovereignty of Nigeria.
Same Lai Mohammed that boldly said "the proscription of Ansaru/BH violates the constitution"? Fulanis designated the 4th deadly terrorist group are just criminals? While IPOB are terrorists How did Nigeria ended up with these wicked souls for goodness sake?

Now the abductors of the Kagara students again are kidnappers not bandits or terrorists? Una sure say thunder no go fire una? Fraternize with bandits and use force for peaceful #EndSARS protesters demanding good governance from government.Well nothing new.

Yeah! From Chibok, Dapchi, Kankara and now Kagara. Same bandits/terrorists are all agents of the govt.So they all understand themselves.Only that the nation and the south will continue to suffer the economic wastage this handsome reward for criminal element will impose on the nation.God why pls?

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by yinkus6750(m): 7:14am On Feb 18
That's the business of the day.
Government needs to curtail this menace
It's really getting out of hand.. Talks and negotiations for settlement?

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Kekerefunmi: 7:15am On Feb 18
Terrorism has become so lucrative in Nigeria

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by osamz007: 7:16am On Feb 18
MONSTERS THEY MADE

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Racoon(m): 7:16am On Feb 18
Kekerefunmi:
Terrorism has become so lucrative in Nigeria
This is the end point bro.They have long desired this even before they came to government.Just imagine:
-1). "A fight against BH terrorists is a fight against the north." -Buhari.

-2). "Proscription of Ansaru(BH terrorists) violates the constitution.." -Lai Mohammed.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/acn-boko-harams-ban-violates-constitution/amp/

-3). "The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, has condemned the military crackdown against the Islamist Boko Haram sect. "We cannot solve violence with violence," -Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14342863

The pampering of the bandits/terrorists is the highest height of wickedness ever perpetuated by the APC govt. Never in histroy have this shit been heard of not even under the ruthless military regimes Nigeria has ever had.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Sufisunni: 7:18am On Feb 18
Fulanis are holding NIG to ransome!

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Kekerefunmi: 7:19am On Feb 18
Racoon:
This is the end point bro.They have long desired this even before the enter government.Just imagine:
-1). "A fight against BH terrorists is a fight against the north." -Buhari.

-2). "Proscription of Ansaru(BH terrorists) violates the constitution.." -Lai Mohammed.

-3). "The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria's Muslims, has condemned the military crackdown against the Islamist Boko Haram sect."We cannot solve violence with violence," -Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14342863

The pampering of the bandits/terrorists is the highest height of wickedness ever perpetuated by the APC govt.Never in histroy have this shit been heard not even under the ruthless military regimes Nigeria has ever had.

This couldn't have been said any better

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Elsanchez: 7:22am On Feb 18
In saner climes, buhari would have resigned.

One would think that a former general of the army would have what it takes to deal with security issues in the country but instead he emboldened these rascals to do more


"The students were released few days after amidst allegations that a huge ransom was paid, a claim denied by the federal and Katsina State governments"

This is a fat lie, if huge ransoms were not paid, why do they find this type of attack very lucrative?

The government is not sincere. Buhari should resign. He is incompetent.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by MejiLoyon: 7:23am On Feb 18
Talks with bandits
Force with protesters
Jokers

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Shelumiel: 7:33am On Feb 18
This government is incompetent. It keeps lying and is constantly negotiating with bandits and terrorists.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Samunique(m): 7:38am On Feb 18
yinkus6750:
That's the business of the day.
Government needs to curtail this menace
It's really getting out of hand.. Talks and negotiations for settlement?
Which government ?

Are they not the actual terrorists ?

Is it possible for this madness to persist without government conspiracy?

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by valarmorghulis: 7:45am On Feb 18
Like I said before, north is turning their region to Somalia by encouraging these terrorists

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Maxymilliano(m): 7:50am On Feb 18
It's like the only lucrative and tax free business in Nigeria as it stands now is Kidnapping and the government seems to be the best client

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by specialmati(m): 8:06am On Feb 18
grin grin grin grin embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed it now looks like family business

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by FastLane25(m): 8:07am On Feb 18
we all know that's it's our government that's making all these fools to patrol upanda nah

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Sufisunni: 8:08am On Feb 18
Banditry is the quickest way to get rich now in Nigeria.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by salamudeen(m): 8:09am On Feb 18
Very funny country everybody is just cashing out in this country from FG to state governors

Banditry in Niger State? i am from Niger state i know why i asked that question


There are Barracks in Niger State like pure water

Military and Special Police Commands Head Quarters Everywhere in the state

Tell me this is not the handwork of the elites in the state to cash-out big time

Well the state is the largest in terms of land mass you can even travel upto 6-8 hours if not more within the state due to its land mass..


Just let Buhari Step down the issue of herdsmen and banditry would be a talk of the past

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by ForeThinker: 8:09am On Feb 18
They will receive ransom and acquire new weapons

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Mindlog: 8:11am On Feb 18
Both government officials and the kidnappers are cashing out. angry

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by wink2015: 8:12am On Feb 18
WASTING OF NIGER DELTA CRUDE OIL MONEY.

The earlier the southern and middle belt region starts to prepare for their own republic the better.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by udemzyudex(m): 8:12am On Feb 18
dem wan shoot another movie ooo

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by IgboWarlord(m): 8:12am On Feb 18
In talks abi FG is asking for their account details..Asking whether they'd prefer wire transfer,cash or Bitcoin...Ndi ara angry angry angry

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by easyfem(m): 8:12am On Feb 18
imagine negotiating with terrorist and shooting on pple protesting for their right ..... this useless pple are mad ...... igboho where u dey baba mi......

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by pennyland(m): 8:13am On Feb 18
HMM BUSINESS AS USUAL, AFTER THE BARGAIN THE STUDENT WILL BE SET FREE SOON,I WIISH THE GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE STAND FOR LIYA LIKE THIS ALSO
Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Igbochief001(m): 8:13am On Feb 18
In talks ? Can u imagine

But if it's ipob now they would declare war

Any southerner who still believes in one Nigeria is a big fool

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Anneka101(f): 8:13am On Feb 18
They are negotiating Ransome.

Nigeria is in big trouble.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Divinehealer(f): 8:14am On Feb 18
I dont trust Nigerians. This could be an inside job. Fulanis and hausas for hire plenty. People are taking advantage if govt handling fulani kidnappers with kid gloves to make money. Now anyone can enter agreement with FG children to kidnapp a whole village and everyone involved makes money.
The Fulani terrorist who are assisting govt to negotiate will say they demanded for #500 million. Then go behind to pay #30 million while the govt officials who release the funds will say they payed #1 billion. Everybody is a winner.
Ransom is sweet. What a beautiful reward for committing crime

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by Trustedpro: 8:14am On Feb 18
This business is very lucrative. You don't pay for shop, office , landrent , vat and tax. Government are busy draining legitimate business owners and later use the proxy to pay bandit. I'm tired I don't know about you.

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Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by SamuelAnyawu(m): 8:15am On Feb 18
shocked
Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by tungamaje: 8:15am On Feb 18
Oh not again! Using our scare resource to settle these rogues. What is the use of the security forces if they are always helpless in cases like this?
Op, stop using images of ND militants for Fulani terrorists
Re: Kagara School Abduction: FG, Niger Government In Talks With Kidnappers by israelmao(m): 8:15am On Feb 18
Ransom is sure.They bred criminals prior to 2015 elections in order to seize power now those criminals are untamable.

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