The Federal Authorities (FG) has allegedly paid the whopping sum of N800m to bandits who just lately kidnapped some college students in Niger State.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the bandits attacked the Authorities Science Secondary Faculty, Kagara; Niger State, kidnapping scores of scholars and workers of the college.
Moreover, the incident, which occurred within the early hours of Wednesday, additionally noticed the demise of a scholar.
Now, indications have emerged that the FG has paid a ransom of N800m to safe the discharge of the captives. Particularly, sources disclose that the cash was ferried to Tagina Forest the place the bandits are holed up in.
Moreover, the negotiations for the ransom was allegedly coordinated by famend Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi; in addition to the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno.
Consequently, the bandits are mentioned to have freed all college students and officers kidnapped from Kagara.
The official announcement of their launch is anticipated to be made by the FG as we speak.
In style Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi, had earlier known as on the FG to increase a ‘blanket amnesty’ to the bandits prepared to embrace peace.
Additionally, Sheikh Gumi disclosed that the transfer would go a good distance in resolving the present insecurity.
Equally necessary, the Islamic scholar disclosed this on Friday whereas addressing journalists in Minna, Niger State capital. Sheikh Gumi spoke after assembly with the bandits who kidnapped the workers and college students of Authorities Science Secondary Faculty, Kagara, Niger State.
“The Federal authorities ought to give them blanket amnesty. Then if anyone continues, then we are going to cope with them,” Sheik Gumi mentioned.
Additional, he defined that a few of the bandits complained that their members are being killed and maimed unjustly.
“The end result may be very optimistic. We have now many factions and every faction is saying I’ve complaints and grievances. We’re persecuted, we’re arrested, we’re lynched -,” the cleric mentioned.
In the meantime, information of the alleged cost of the ransom of the sum of N8oom to the bandits by the FG is presently inflicting a storm on social media.
Accordingly, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging web site, Twitter to react to the event.
I simply joined a band, we name ourselves Bandits, and we gather nothing lower than #800m for a present.
— Remix 🦍 (@dammie_remix) February 19, 2021
Buhari is able to negotiate with all form of criminals from the North, starting from Bandits, Herdsmen, Boko Haram & what have you ever, however he isn’t prepared to listen to IPOB, ESN & armless #EndSARS protestors.#800m is only a compensation, Buhari is promoting Nigeria in our very eyes.
— FiReFLY🔥🐝 (@getKennethed22) February 19, 2021
Air strike for igbos
800million for bandits
Chai Nigeria which means ?#800m
— 🇳🇬 BLOOD IS BLOOD 👌 (@jerrydonatus2) February 19, 2021
Final 12 months, Snakes and monkeys had been swallowing Currencies, this 12 months they’re paying Terrorists #800m. New 12 months new format, regular money out.
— Cypher (@justQwertyy_) February 19, 2021
— Austine (@Austine_e7) February 19, 2021
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