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General News of Friday, 19 February 2021

Source: Linda Ikeji

Niger abductees will be released soon - Gumi

Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmed Gumi who met with bandits in forests between Tegina and Birnin gwari in Kaduna state, has said that the schoolboys and staff who were abducted from a school in Niger state will be released soon.

A source within the delegation at the meeting told The Nation that Sheikh Gumi met with the bandits' leader, Dogo Gide, among other top Commanders at Dutsen Magaji Forest.

It was further learnt that the government also sent a strong delegation to meet with the bandits and dialogue with them.

Sheikh Gumi and his entourage are also reportedly on their way back to Minna.

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