Niger Meets Parents of Slain Kagara Student


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By Laleye Dipo

As the wait for the release of the abducted 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara continues, the Niger State Government has met with the parents of the student slain by the bandits during the invasion of the school.

Benjamin B Habila was shot dead last Wednesday while trying to escape from the bandits that stormed their hostel.

The government delegation was led by the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, and her counterpart in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr Sunday Emmanuel, the Director General, Religious Affairs, Mallam Umar Farouk, as well as some school principals.

A statement on the visit from the ministry revealed that the Education Commissioner met the father of the deceased student, Mr Ayuba Danasabe Bawa, at his residence in Kagara.

According to the statement, Hajia Salihu described the deceased student as “a hero” and asked the father to take his demise as an act of God.


Source: Thisday Newspaper