The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has flown out of the country hours after an unspecified number of children were abducted from an Islammiya School in the state.
According to the report, bandits had abducted the students during the weekend.
As of the time of filing this report the whereabouts of the victims have been unknown as the bandits have not contacted their family.
According to a stamen made by Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to Bello, she said the governor had issued a directive for the release of the victims from his base overseas.
The governor left the country on a security mission, she added.
“He has, however, given directives to the security operatives and state government officials to do all they can towards ensuring the safe return of the abducted Tegina Islamiyya children and others.
“The Governor, who is expected back in the country within the shortest period, has assured the rescue and safe return of the children,” she said.
While addressing the parents of the abducted children, they assured of their safe return, the governor urged citizens to cooperate and share intelligence that will help in the quick rescue of the school children.
Governor Bello also directed that a situation room should be reactivated to update the general public of the latest information.
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