53 abducted bus passengers regains freedom, received by Niger Governor

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The Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has received 53 abducted passengers of Niger State Transport Authority bus who were kidnapped by armed men at Kundu village along Zungeru in Niger State.

Bello received them at the government house, Minna hinted that their release followed series of dialogue, consultations, and hard work of relevant security agencies and stakeholders.

“I was delighted to receive the 53… bus passengers who were abducted by armed bandits a week ago,” the governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, said in a tweet late Sunday.

The governor also assured that efforts are still ongoing to ensure the release of students and workers recently kidnapped from Government Science Collage Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area.

“All 53 Kidnapped NSTA Passengers regained their freedom, efforts ongoing to Rescue the Government Science Collage Kagara Students,” the governor said on his official Twitter handle.

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The governor stressed that all necessary arrangements have been made to ensure they go through medical check-up and evaluations before they will be reunited with their family members.