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General News of Saturday, 20 February 2021

Source: Legit

FG won’t pay ransom to free Kagara students - Lai Mohammed

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.

He said: “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 the 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."

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