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Shock Kills Parent Of Abducted Niger Student

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One of the parents of the students abducted from Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina town in Rafi Local Government of Niger State has died of shock.

Naija News reports that this was disclosed on Wednesday by the owner of the school, Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan.

He said the parent, who fainted when she heard about the abduction, was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Recall that no fewer than two hundred Islamiyya (Arabic) school students were kidnapped by heavily armed men in Tegina.

It was also gathered that one person was shot dead while another was critically injured during the attack which happened on Sunday evening, at about 4:30 pm.

A resident who gave his name as Zayyad Mohammed confirmed to newsmen on a phone conversation that the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya school where the incident took place, was built by a retired Immigration Officer.

Sources noted that the Islamiyya school is not the usual Sangaya boarding Islamic school, but a conventional one where parents send their children on a daily basis for the purpose of acquiring Islamic education.

The Governor Abubakar Bello-led government later disclosed that it had arrested some of the bandits responsible for the abduction of students.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Ahmed Ketso, while speaking on the development on Tuesday said, “some of the bandits are in our custody.”

He further stated that security operatives in the state are on the trail of the rest of the bandits to rescue the children.

Ketso noted that the state government would not pay the ransom but assured that the abducted children would be rescued the same way the Kagara Science College boys were rescued.