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The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has finally returned from his trip abroad.
NewsWireNGR learned that the Governor on sunday, met with the parents of the 136 students of Salihu Tanko Islamiya School, Tegina, who were abducted last month.
Recall that the governor had travelled barely 24 hours after their abduction, while his deputy coordinated the rescue operation.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje, had said the trip was to explore all possibilities of strengthening the state security architecture.
Upon his return to the country, Bello launched a special vigilante to deal with gangs causing crisis within the state capital and proceeded to Tegina to see the parents of the abducted children.
Bello met with the parents of the victims and other stakeholders at the palace of the Emir of Kagara, Alh.Ahmed Garba Gunna.
He commiserated with them and assured them of government’s resolve to rescue the children.
Earlier this month, the State Government said it has opened negotiations with the group of armed bandits responsible for the abductions. The government also said that it was not unaware of the ongoing negotiation between the parents of the abducted young children, but insisted that it will not pay any ransom for the safe release of the children.