Monday, 31 May 2021: Few hours after abduction of an unspecified number of children in an Islamic School in Tegina town in Rafi local government area of Niger state, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has left the country.
CEOAFRICA gathered that the Governor travelled out with his wife on security mission, though, the state government did not give any further details.
The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel Berje, revealed that the trip was to explore all possibilities of strengthening the state security architecture.
According to the statement, the Governor will be back soon and has given directives to security operatives and government officials to ensure the safe return of the abducted Tegina Islamiyya children and others.
“The Governor, who is expected back in the country within the shortest period, has assured the rescue and safe return of the children.
“Governor Sani Bello also assured all Nigerlites that Government will continue to do all it can to protect the lives and property of its citizens while guaranteeing the continued peace and stability of the state.
“While assuring the parents of the abducted children of their safe return as the security agencies have been directed to do all it can to bring back the children as soon as possible, the Governor also urged the citizens to cooperate and share intelligence and information that will help in the quick rescue of the children,” the statement reads.
The statement further explained the Governor has directed a situation room be reactivated to update the public of happenings and government activities.