The kidnapped college students, lecturers and their family members of Kagara Authorities Science Faculty in Rafi Native Authorities mentioned they suffered starvation, fed hand stuffed with beans through the period of their stick with the bandits.
They mentioned they had been fed solely as soon as a day and suffered untold hardship.
In a quick interview with newsmen shortly after assembly with the state Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello among the college students, they mentioned what occurred to them was like a dream.
Suleiman Lawal, 18 years mentioned, “We suffered a lot within the arms of the abductors. I’ve by no means skilled such in my life. In actual fact, I believed I used to be dreaming as a result of the torture was an excessive amount of for us. I’m pleased now that we have now been freed. They fed us with beans as soon as day by day and so they gave all of us 5 sachet water to drink and that made us very weak. I don’t assume I’ll wish to go to that faculty anymore besides there’s sufficient safety.
One other pupil, 20-year-old Abubakar Sindi, whereas narrating their ordeal to journalists mentioned, “the day we had been kidnapped, we walked by the forest from 2:30pm until round 7pm. Sadly, all by our trekking, there was no time for us to relaxation, drank water and even eat something as a result of they tortured us to maneuver quick or they’ll kill us. I used to be scared as a result of the forest was thick. All by this time, we didn’t eat till, they stopped us and requested us to take a seat on the bottom.
” They gave us beans to eat after which they grouped us and requested that if any of us have dad and mom who’re both police or navy, that was how they flogged us mercilessly a lot that I believed I used to be going to die. In actual fact, I’m not positive I can ever see any bush or forest and never bear in mind this incident. I used to be so scared.”
Requested if he’ll nonetheless need to return to the college, he merely replied, ” I’m not positive, I’ll.”
Abubakar Adamu, 16 years outdated informed DAILY POST, ” we suffered quite a bit. No meals, no water and even, once we had been served water, it’s three individuals to at least one sachet of water.”
In response to among the dad and mom, Ibrahim Abati Erena from Shiroro native authorities and father of Abdulsalam Erena, “I thank the Niger State Authorities for rescuing my son. I acquired calls from my mates that the youngsters have been launched. I took off from Erena to Minna and I thank God for seeing my son and different youngsters alive and effectively.”
Musa Labran, father of Umar Labran, 18 years in SS2, expressing pleasure of reuniting together with his son, urged the abductors to alter from the present enterprise of kidnapping and return to their former commerce.
” Kidnapping isn’t a enterprise, I’m advising them to return to what they use to do.”
Nevertheless, whereas thanking authorities for the protected launch of their youngsters, he urged the state to renovate the dilapidated fence of the college in addition to all different faculties within the state.
” The outdated boys of Authorities Science Faculty can even come collectively and renovate the college with out ready for similar to similar to the Authorities Faculty Bida outdated boys often do.”
Madam Halima Sands, who couldn’t maintain her tears when she noticed her son, informed our reporter that the trauma that she had is indescribable as a result of she couldn’t eat, sleep and assume rightly, when she heard of the incident.
In response to her, “I used to be similar to a mad particular person as a result of even when I attempt to sleep it’s as if I’m listening to his voice calling on me. I used to be so devastated. However, as we speak, I thank God. I’m pleased he’s again and their youngsters.”
Requested if they might permit their youngsters to return to the college, the dad and mom informed DAILY POST that they won’t withdraw their youngsters from the faculty, saying, ” what occurred was an act of God. If God say one thing will occur irrespective of the place, you’re it’ll occur.”
Additionally, the state Commissioner for Schooling, Hanatu Saliu expressing happiness over the protected return of the victims, mentioned, ” truthfully, after they got here it was not an excellent scenario. So that you can see them like this, we needed to take actually excellent care of them. They actually suffered within the arms of the abductors.”