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Breaking: Last Batch Of Abducted FGC Yauri Girls Released

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The two remaining kidnapped students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, have regained freedom from the captivity of abductors after 707 days in captivity.

CityNews Nigeria understands that the remaining abducted students were released early today (Thursday).

The two remaining female students, Faida Sani Kaoje and Safiya Idris were released after intensive negotiations by a special committee set up by their families and wellwishers, with the leadership of the bandits.

A notorious bandit kingpin, Dogo Gide, had insisted that the Kebbi State Government must meet some conditions before the remaining girls could be released.

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Recall that on April 22, 2023, four Yauri female students with two babies were released after huge ransom payments to Dogo Gide.

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Weeks later, on May 7, three other girls, Elizabeth Ogechi Nwafor, Esther Sunday, and Aliya Abubakar were also freed by their captors.

The release was effected after a huge ransom was generated by parents and other stakeholders when the Kebbi State Government was reluctant to meet the bandits’ demands.

The parents had to beg Nigerians to come to their aid financially to rescue their children from their abductors.

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In a letter addressed to all Nigerians in January 2023, which PRNigeria obtained, the group known as “Committee of Parents of 11 Abducted Students of F.G.C Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria,” passionately solicited financial assistance towards raising the sum of N100 million as ransom to be paid to the terrorists, in exchange for their wards.

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In their letter, the Chairman and Secretary of the ‘Committee of Parents, Salim Ka’oje and Mr. Daniel Alkali, respectively, said their female children (aged between 12-16 years) had been in the custody of their abductors for about 20 months now.

“…And the abductors are demanding the sum of N100 million before they release the girls,” they added.

Recall that the 11 students were kidnapped when bandits invaded their school on 17th June 2021.

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