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‘One month after abduction, over 90 FGC Yauri students are still captive’ – Rep laments

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The member representing Ngaski/Shanga/ Yauri Federal Constituency of Kebbi State in the House of Representatives, Rep Tanko Sununu, said over 90 students abducted from the Federal Government College, Yauri were still in captivity.

He said this on Tuesday, in an interview with Daily Trust newspaper, while calling on the federal and state governments to intensify efforts to ensure the safe release of Yauri College students still held hostage by bandits.

Recall that that over 100 students of Federal Government College, Yauri, including some staff, were abducted by bandits over a month ago.

Sununu said though, he was aware of efforts being made by the government to secure the release of the students, more efforts needed to be deployed to expedite their safe release.

When asked of the number of students still in captivity, Rep Sununu who could not ascertain the exact number however said over 90 captives were still with the bandits.

He said that the final year students of the College whose exams were disrupted have been moved to another school where they are now writing their NECO and would subsequently write their WAEC examination in the same centre.

Rep Sununu appealed to the Federal Government to establish a military base in Yauri Emirate to secure the area from the incessant attacks by bandits.

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