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Last set of FGC Yauri girls in captivity released

The remaining two girls of FGC Birnin Yauri in captivity have regained freedom.

The two remaining students, Faida Sani Kaoje and Safiya Idris, were released after intensive negotiations by a special committee set up by their families and well-wishers.

four Yauri female students with two babies were released on April 22 after payments of huge ransom to Dogo Gide.

On May 7, three other girls, Elizabeth Ogechi Nwafor, Esther Sunday and Aliya Abubakar, were also freed by their captors.

In a letter addressed to all Nigerians in January this year, A group known as “Committee of Parents of 11 Abducted Students of FGC Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria”, made an impassioned appeal for financial assistance as part of efforts to raise the sum of N100 million as ransom for payment to the terrorists, in exchange for the freedom of their wards.

In the letter, the Chairman and Secretary of the “Committee of Parents”, Salim Ka’oje and Daniel Alkali, respectively, said their female children (aged between 12 and 16) had been in the custody of their abductors for about 20 months.

“…And the abductors are demanding the sum of N100 million before they release the girls,” they added.

It would be recalled that the 11 students were kidnapped when bandits invaded their school on June 17, 2021.

Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor