Kidnapped Tegina Islamiyya school pupils rejoin families



Abducted students of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school, Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger who were released have been reunited with their parents.

The Head Teacher of the school, Alhassan Garba disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in Minna.NAN reports.

“I personally supervised the handover of the pupils to their parents on Friday and Saturday.

“All the parents were happy to have their children back and willing to allow them to continue to acquire their education in the same school,” Garba said.

He said the management of the school would soon meet with the community to work out the modalities for the reopening of the institution which had been closed for three months now.

He said the Chairman of Rafi Local Government, Ismail Dan Modibi, councillors and other stakeholders would soon deliberate on various forms of security measures to be adopted if the school resumed normal academic activities.

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The headteacher said he personally picked up the pupils at a village called Gwaska in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

He said the abductors of the pupils after collecting ransom insisted that he must personally go there and pick the children.

“I had to take a bike from Birnin Gwari town to a particular destination where I picked the children for the journey back to Minna, ” he said.