January 26, 2021


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Federal Government denies ransom as Boko Haram frees 344 Abducted schoolboys

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Governor Aminu Masari confirmed the release of the kidnapped student on Thursday night at a public high school in Kankara. The governor said the boys are in Zafa, Zamfara and will be taken to Kankara on Friday. According to him, the will of MAKABAN / Mietti Allah contributed to the release of the boy. Ibrahim Kachina, the night governor’s special security adviser, also confirmed the situation.


We didn’t pay any ransom

However, Masari in  an interview with DWTV Hausa at 10pm on Thursday,  said no ransom was paid before the boys were released.

When asked if  ransom was paid before the release of the boys, he said, “We did not pay ransom to the kidnappers, it was purely negotiation.”

Explaning how the boys were released, “One hour ago, Nigerian soldiers and government officials that were involved in the negotiation for the release of the kidnapped schoolboys have told us that the whole school children have been released, 344 of them.

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