Niger releases names of abducted Kagara students, teachers
The Niger State government has released the names of students and teachers kidnapped by bandits on Tuesday night from the Government Science College, Kagara in the Rafi local government area of the state.
A statement signed by Mary Noel-Berje, the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Wednesday, revealed that 27 students, three teachers, two non teaching staff and nine family members of the staff staying in the quarters were abducted by the gunmen.
In the statement, the names of the abducted teachers were given as Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio, while the non teaching staff kidnapped were Mohammed Musa and Faiza Mohammed.
The abducted family members were Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Khadizat Isah, Mohammed Mohammed, Aisha Isah and Saratu Isah.
The statement gave the names of the abducted students as Jamilu Isah, Shem Joshua, Abbas Abdullahi, Isah Abdullahi, Ezekeil Danladi, Haliru Shuibu, Mamuda Suleman, Danzakar Dauda, Abdulsamad Sanusi and Bashir Abbas.
Others were Suleman Lawal, Abdullahi Adamu, Habakuk Augustine, Idris Mohammed, Musa Adamu, Abdulkarim Abdulrahman, Abubakar Danjumma, Abdullahi Abubakar, Bashir Kamalideen, Mohammed Salisu.
Also kidnapped in the raid were Yusuf M Kabir, Isah Abdullah Makusidi, Polineous Vicente, Lawal Bello, Mohammed K Shehu, Mubarak Sidi and Abdulsamad Nuhu.
The statement added that one student was shot dead in the school premises and gave his name as Benjamin Habila.