Gunmen kidnap Niger commissioner of information

Mr Mohammed Idris, Niger State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, was on Sunday kidnapped by gunmen at Baban Tunga Village of Tarfa Local Government Area of the state. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, disclosed this to…

1 killed, 200 Islamiyya students abducted in Niger

About 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted. One person was said to have been shot dead while another was critically injured after the gunmen carried…

Kagara‌ ‌victims‌ ‌released‌ ‌after‌ ‌9‌ ‌days‌ ‌in‌ ‌captivity‌

The staff and students who were abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have been released. Family sources confirmed the news to Daily Trust on Saturday. The victims are currently on their way to Minna, the state capital, to…

We’ll starve schoolboys to death- Niger abductors

Abductors of the 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, have threatened to starve them to death if the ransom they are demanding is not paid on time. One of the abductors stated this in…

We saw hell in kidnappers’ den, freed victims narrate ordeal

Some of the freed 53 passengers kidnapped by terrorists while travelling in a Niger State government-owned NSTA bus in Niger State have continued to narrate their experiences in the kidnappers’ den. The passengers recently regained their freedom following the intervention…

Kagara abduction: Governor assures of imminent freedom

Four days after the attack and abduction of 42 students, staff and their relatives at Government Science College in Kagara, Rafi Council of Niger State by armed bandits, the town remained in confusion. When The Guardian visited the sleepy agrarian…

Governor rejects N500m ransom demand as bandits cling to Kagara schoolboys

Hope was initially raised yesterday on freedom for the abducted 27 students and 15 others at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, but later dashed, with the bandits insisting on N500 million ransom before releasing the abductees and other people…

Kagara victims have not been released, says Niger Gov

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has debunked the news making rounds on the release of the victims abducted at Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State. Daily Trust had reported how armed men broke into the school in the…

Residents killed as gunmen carry out fresh attacks in Niger

Some communities in Gurmana Ward of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State have been attacked by gunmen. Daily Trust learnt that Sarkin Zama, Bakin Kogi (Lagbe), Siyiko and other adjoining villages were invaded by armed gangs who operated unchallenged…

Gunmen kidnap students, teachers in Niger State school

Some teachers and their family members residing within the Government Science College Kagara in Niger State staff quarters have been kidnapped. According to media reports, the incident started at about 2 am on Wednesday when the gunmen started shooting sporadically.…

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