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Abducted passengers in Niger freed – Official

Abducted passengers of Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) have been released, the state government announced on Sunday.

Mary Noel-Berje chief press secretary to Governor Abubakar Bello announced this in a statement.

At least 18 passengers on the NSTA bus were on February 14 abducted by bandits in Kundu village near Zungeru in Yakila district of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger.

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The passengers were reportedly heading to Minna from Kotangora when the incident happened.

This comes as a breakthrough after negotiations with bandits. Students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara who were abducted on February 17 are yet to be freed.

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