Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has received the 53 passengers on board the bus belonging to the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) abducted by armed bandits recently in Kundu village, along Tegina- Minna road in the State.
Receiving the victims at the Government House Minna, Bello said their freedom was due to a series of dialogue, consultations and hard work.
They were handed over to the Government team yesterday, from an undisclosed location in Zamfara State, exactly one week after their abduction
They arrived at the government house exactly 11:15pm yesterday, in four 18-seater buses.
This is coming amidst speculations on the payment of N500m as ransom, though the governor kept insisting the State would not pay ransom to bandits.
He stated that before…