Bandits: Nigerians ’ll be informed if the ransom was paid to secure the release of kidnapped students– Presidency

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The Presidency has said Nigerians will be informed if the ransom was paid to secure the release of kidnapped students.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina disclosed this while noting that the President can’t pay ransom to effect the release of students.

Showing on news, Adesina stated if ransom can be paid, there are agencies to carry out such not the President.

He said: “If the ransom was paid, we’ll inform the nation that ransom was paid, and if it’s not paid, it could additionally say so.

“If there was payment, it might be disclosed. That’s what I’m saying, and if there was payment, it won’t be my obligation, because I speak for the president.

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“The president will not be the one to pay the ransom. The agencies that would pay the ransom have spokesmen, who can confirm or deny if ransoms were paid.”

Kidnapping and banditry within the Northern part of the nation have been on the increase lately.

States like Zamfara, Niger, Katsina have witnessed the activities of banditry, with the kidnapping of school students.

On Tuesday morning, the abducted students of Government Girls’ Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released.

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