- Abducted Kagara students will soon be released according to Dogo Gide
- The bandits’ leader disclosed this when he met with the officials of the Niger state government
- However, he disclosed that the abductees are not in his camp
A senior bandit in Zamfara state has assured that the kidnapped teachers and students of Government Science College Kagara in Niger state would soon be released.
The bandit, Dogo Gide, who controls the southern part of the Zamfara forest disclosed this when he met with the officials of the Niger state governmen.
According to him, although the abductees are not in his camp, he will negotiate with his fellow bandits to hasten their release.
“The abducted persons, whether they were kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara state or any other neighbouring states of Niger, Kebbi and Kaduna will be released soon.”
Speaking on why banditry took over the place, he claimed the Fulani were left with no option than to carry arms and also engage in banditry because of attacks and killings by the vigilante groups and Yansakai.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that hours after the abduction of Kagara students one of the state's senators Sani Musa (Niger East) said the abductors were terrorists, not bandits as popularly assumed.
Musa likened the unfortunate abduction to that of Chibok (Borno), Dapchi (Yobe) and Kankara (Katsina).
Legit.ng noteds that bandits have embarked on kidnap rampage across the country amid security crises which forced the federal government to change the service chiefs in January.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.