Last sets of FGC Yauri girls in captivity released
The remaining two girls of FGC Birnin Yauri in captivity have regained freedom.
The two remaining female 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, after payments of huge ransom to Dogo Gide were released in April 22, 2023.
Weeks later, precisely 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 2023, A group known as “Committee of Parents of 11 Abducted Students of F.G.C Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, Nigeria,” passionately solicited financial assistance towards raising the sum of N100 million as ransom to be paid to the terrorists, in exchange for their wards.
In their letter, the Chairman and Secretary of the ‘Committee of Parents, Salim Ka’oje and Mr. Daniel Alkali respectively, said their female children (aged between 12-16 years) had been in the custody of their abductors for about 20 months now.
“…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 17th June 2021.
Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur, editing by Daniel Adejo