Kagara students narrate how Boko Haram flogged them because of their parents

Kagara students narrate how Boko Haram flogged them because of their parents

- Newly released students of Kagara school have narrated how they were and starved

- According to them, the biggest contributing factor to their punishment is the occupation of their parents

- The students said those with military or police parents are the ones punished most

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The students abducted from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state, have shared their painful experiences.

According to them, they were beaten and starved by their abductors. Recounting their ordeal, the students said they had very little to eat.

Kagara students narrate how Boko Haram flogged them because of their parents
Kagara students have narrated how Boko Haram flogged them because of their parents. Photo: APCNigeria
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The students said the bandits inquired about the occupation of their parents. They added those who have military personnel as parents were beaten mercilessly.

Abubakar Sidi, an SS3 student, said.

“We didn’t get food to eat till night the first day but they later fed us, and after feeding us they asked us about our parents’ occupation. ‘If you father is a policeman, come here.’ ‘If your father is a soldier, come here.”

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“They beat us seriously but the beating was based on the occupation of our fathers. I wish I could die because the beating was too much. It was really tough in the forest.”

Another student identified as Suleiman Lawal said:

“We suffered so much. I had never faced this kind of situation in all my life. I don’t think I will like to go back to that school again."

The governor said no ransom was paid for the release of the students.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng quoting a top news out reported that staff, students and others abducted by gunmen from government Science College Kagara in Nigers state were swapped with arrested bandits.

This came about after days of negotiation between the government and bandits.

The kidnapped who were released to a team of police and other security agents around 7am on Saturday, February 27, were received by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.

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In another report, Wole Soyinka, a renowned author and social critic, said the government must take every necessary step to tackle the challenges of "abnormal times" which has given birth to the trend of abduction in the country.

Speaking on Saturday, February 27, in Ogun state at the award lecture and public presentation of his latest book, ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’, the nobel laureate said the emergence of the culture of abduction portends a bad omen for the country.

He said "something drastic, meaningful has to take place" which will be collectively done in order to save the future of the country.

Still on security, the Nigerian police have commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation for students of government girls secondary school, Jangebe, Zamfara state.

To ensure that the mission is successful, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu ordered the immediate deployment of two (2) operational surveillance helicopters to the state.

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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.

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