Bandits confirm death of 6 abducted students of Islamic school

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Six out of the 136 abducted students of Salihu Tanko Islamiyya, Tegina, Niger state, have reportedly died in captivity, it was said that the 6 students died after getting sick.

The students were kidnapped on May 30 from the Islamic school in Tegina, Rafi local government area of the state.

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Abubakar Alhassan, the school principal told Reuters that the bandits said the children died of illness, he said the bandits further demanded that parents should pay the ransom they asked before they can release the rest of the children in captivity. Some of the children’s parents confirmed the sad news.

The bandits had earlier demanded the sum of N110 million but later raised the ransom to N200 million.

The parents of the abducted children were said to have paid N30 million naira as ransom to the bandits who refused to release the children.

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