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JUST IN: Niger govt secures release of 18 abducted bus passengers

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The Niger State government has secured the release of 18 bus passengers abducted by bandits in the state.

The Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, confirmed the development on his Twitter handle on Sunday.

He wrote: “The Niger State Government has succeeded in securing the release of all Abducted #RescueNSTAPassengers. Details shortly.”

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Armed bandits had about two weeks waylaid a Niger State Transit Authority (NSTA) bus conveying 19 passengers to Minna, the state capital.

The bandits later took away 18 passengers and left behind a nursing mother and her child at the scene of the crime.

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