‘We Trekked For Four Days’ – Released Islamiyya School Student Narrates Ordeal
One of the pupils of Islamiyya school in Tegina, Niger state who were recently released from kidnappers’ den, Zuwaira Isa, has shared narrated her ordeal in the hands of their abductors.
It would be recalled that on May 30, the pupils were abducted from the school in Tegina town, Rafi LGA of Niger state.
Following the attack, the bandits demanded N110 ransom to release the students.
The school headmaster, Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan, disclosed this, saying the bandits made contact with the school to demand for the ransom.
However, after 88 days in custody, Niger State government announced the release of the kidnapped children on Thursday, August 26.
Narrating her experience during an interview with newsmen, Zuwaira said she and other children trekked for almost four days in the forest before reaching a final destination.
She also revealed that the little ones amongst them were lifted on the bandits’ motorcycles throughout the movement.
We were fed with rice though not enough to satisfy us. We were subjected to severe beatings both in the morning and evening and they threatened to kill us if our parents did not pay our ransom.
Another student, Hauwa Musa said;
They usually beat us and threaten to kill us and dump our bodies in the bush if our parents did not pay the ransom.
Musa further revealed that the bandits were giving them small food ration and one pure water sachet for two abductees.
She, however, said that the incident would not deter her from continuing with her educational pursuit, adding; “I am so much eager to go back to school”.