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General News of Monday, 22 February 2021

Source: Legit

Kagara: We do not know the whereabouts of the abducted students - Bandits Sheikh Gumi met

Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has spoken on the details of his recent meeting with bandits on the need for them to drop their arms and surrender to the Niger state government.

In his conversation with journalists, Gumi said the bandits he met said they do not know the whereabouts of the abducted students, The Cable reports.

He, however, explained that according to the commander of the bandits, those who kidnapped the students belong to another gang entirely and investigation will be made to secure their release.

His words:

“I am not part of any negotiations. We just met some of these militants trying to dissuade them from their militancy.

“We asked them about what happened and they said they know the group that abducted the bus and they said they will intercede and see that they are released.

“But for the children, they said they didn’t know who did it because it was too early for them to know. Those groups we met may be having problems with a splinter group.”

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