Kagara abductions: Niger govt releases full names of kidnapped students, teachers, others

Kagara abductions: Niger govt releases full names of kidnapped students, teachers, others

The Niger state government has released the names of the abducted pupils and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara, The Nation has reported.

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The bandits had invaded the school in the early hours of Wednesday, February 17, and abducted 27 students and three teachers.

Others abducted are two non-teaching staff and nine family members of the staff who are staying in the quarters.

Kagara abductions: Niger govt releases full names of abducted students, staff, others
The governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, visits Kagara over the abductions. Photo credit: @GovNiger
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The abducted teachers:

1. Hannatu Philip

2. Lawal Abdullahi

3. Dodo Fodio

The non-teaching staff:

1. Mohammed Musa

2. Faiza Mohammed

The abducted family members:

1. Christiana Adama

2. Faith Adama

3. Maimuna Suleman

4. Nura Isah

5. Ahmad Isah

6. Khadizat Isah

7. Mohammed Mohammed

8. Aisha Isah

9. Saratu Isah.

The students:

1. Jamilu Isah

2. Shem Joshua

3. Abbas Abdullahi

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4. Isah Abdullahi

5. Ezekeil Danladi

6. Haliru Shuibu

7. Mamuda Suleman

8. Danzakar Dauda

9. Abdulsamad Sanusi

10. Bashir Abbas

11. Suleman Lawal

12. Abdullahi Adamu

13. Habakuk Augustine

14. Idris Mohammed

15. Musa Adamu

16. Abdulkarim Abdulrahman

17. Abubakar Danjumma

18. Abdullahi Abubakar

19. Bashir Kamalideen

20. Mohammed Salisu.

21. Yusuf M Kabir

22. Isah Abdullah Makusidi

23. Polineous Vicente

24. Lawal Bello

25. Mohammed K Shehu

26. Mubarak Sidi

27. Abdulsamad Nuhu.

According to The Nation, the student shot and killed by the bandits in the school premises was named Benjamin Habila.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday evening, February 17, met with the governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello, at Aso Rock over the abductions at the public secondary school in Kagara.

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After the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Governor Bello told newsmen that he spoke with the president on deploying additional security personnel to the state, and working towards ensuring a long-lasting solution to insecurity.

The Niger state governor said he was very convinced by what President Buhari told him, adding that he has seen the presence of the military in Kagara.

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, the former vice president of Nigeria, has also spoken against the Kagara abductions.

Speaking on the disturbing development, Atiku warned that Nigeria must stop rewarding criminality, adding that it would result in more crimes being committed.

Atiku who described the current menace as alarming explained that allowing criminals to profit from their criminality is not a solution.


Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_

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