Governors fly into Niger State for kidnapped Kagara students and staff.

Governors under the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday stormed Minna, Niger state capital in solidarity with the state government over the abduction and eventual release of 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara.

Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, and his Kwara state counterpart, Abdulrazaq Abdulfatah arrived Minna airport at about 11.52am Tuesday and was followed by Engr. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state about four minutes later.

The deputy governor of Niger state, Ahmed Ketso, who received the governors on behalf of the Government, was seen exchanging greetings on their arrival.

Also at about 12.30, the governor of Plateau state Simon Lalong touched ground at the airport and was followed three minutes later by Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal.

They headed to Government House Minna to meet with Governor Abubaker Sani Bello of Niger state. There are speculations that the Kagara students and staff will finally arrive Government House, Minna today from the enclave where bandits held them.

An Airforce jet that was going for the rescue of the children crash landed in Abuja where it wanted to refuel killing all the seven officers on board.

Islamic leader Sheikh Gumi had negotiated with the bandits along with the Niger State Deputy Governor in the forest and the bandits said they shared them around for security reasons.

The State Government said it will not pay any money for ransom but impeccable source said the bandits went for a swap where their arrested members will be released in exchange for the kidnapped people.



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