- Kidnappers of Kagara school children should not expect ransom according to Lai Mohammed
- According to him, the criminals are working on the psychology of the people by kidnapping women and children
- Going further, he added that the government will not reveal its strategy in getting the children back
The federal government won’t pay ransom to secure the release of the abducted students and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara according to Lai Mohammed.
Channels TV reports that he said the government will employ different methods to seek the release of the students.
The minister also insisted that no ransom was paid for the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe state.
“We employ kinetic and non-kinetic (measures), you don’t throwaway invitation to engage but the overall strategy you keep to your chest.”
Continuing, he said, “Bandits all over the world work with psychology of people. Deliberately, they target women and children because this is what will attract a lot of global outcry. That is exactly what bandits do all over the world.
The Sultan of Sokoto-led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has warned that Boko Haram might have infiltrated to areas where banditry now thrives.
JNI in a statement on Friday, February 19, condemned the attack on the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.
The secretary of the group, Khalid Aliyu, said the abduction of students from the school would not have occurred if there was adequate security at the institution.
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