Outrage As Nigerian Government Allegedly Pays N800m Ransom To Kidnappers Of GSC Students, Teachers

The Federal Government (FG) has allegedly paid the whopping sum of N800m to bandits who recently abducted some students in Niger State.


247NNU had reported that the bandits attacked the Government Science Secondary School, Kagara; Niger State, kidnapping scores of students and staff of the school.

Additionally, the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, also saw the death of a student.

Now, indications have emerged that the FG has paid a ransom of N800m to secure the release of the captives. Specifically, sources disclose that the money was ferried to Tagina Forest where the bandits are holed up in.

Furthermore, the negotiations for the ransom was allegedly coordinated by a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi; as well as the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno.

Consequently, the bandits are said to have freed all students and officials abducted from Kagara.

The official announcement of their release is expected to be made by the FG today.

Recall, 247NNU reported that Sheikh Gumi, had called on the FG to extend a ‘blanket amnesty’ to the bandits willing to embrace peace.

Also, Sheikh Gumi disclosed that the move would go a long way in resolving the current insecurity.

As expected, the news of the exorbitant pay out has kicked up a storm on social media. 

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