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Kagara Abductions: Federal Government has abandoned us, left us to rescue victims alone – Niger State Governor says

Governor of Niger State Abubakar Bello

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has accused the Federal Government of abandoning the state to deal with the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara.

The governor spoke when he was visited by Senator Orji Uzo Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip.

Bello said that Niger State has been left to handle the rescue alone. He noted that the FG only sent 300 mobile policemen, but all financial burden has been left for the state to shoulder.

“So where is the support? At the moment we have not seen any Federal support here since this incident occurred. Yes we had a delegation that came to commensurate with, but we are left to ourselves,” he said.

“We will use whatever means and resources available to make sure the children return home safely. We don’t have exact day and when these children will be released but I am sure that it will happen very soon,” he said.

In his statement, Senator Kalu called on the FG to establish a joint security committee in the state and other troubled parts of Nigeria.

“This will fast track getting back these innocent Boys and girls as quickly as possible. We sympathize with you and we share in your grieve at the moment. We know what you are going through and this why I am calling on the Federal Government to try to set up a joint security committee in your state to be able to have the representatives of all the forces stationed in the state to compliment the existing command in the state,” he said.

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