How I escaped from my abductors – Kagara school staff


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A staff of Government Science College (GSC), Kagara in Rafi local government area of Niger State identified simply as Batagi has described his escape as a “miracle”.

Recall that the assailants stormed the school on Wednesday, February 17 and whisked away 27 students, 3 staff and 12 members of the family of the staff.

Explaining what transpired, Batagi said that the assailants marched the victims out of their hostels and apartments and tied them up in pairs to form a long chain in a bid to prevent anyone from escaping.

He said that the armed bandits then marched the victims few kilometres away from the school to where their motorcycles were parked.

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Batagi stated that the bandits subsequently ferried their victims into the bush.

Speaking on his own escape, he said, ”my escape is a miracle. I spent hours trekking back after my abduction and arrived the school premises around 6:am.

”The bandits were able to gain access into the school easily because the security of the school is porous.

”The bandits assembled their victims, tied them together in twos or threes with rope and whisked them to an unknown destination”.

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