Niger abduction: Kalu tasks FG as Governor says no indication when students will be released


Chief Whip, Orji Kalu has called on federal government to set up a joint committee of representatives of all security to help existing commands to fast-track the release of the abducted students in Niger.


He made the call when he visited the to commiserate with Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger over the recent abduction of students of Government Science College, Kagara in Minna on Thursday.


Kalu said the purpose of the visit was to identify with the government and people over the abduction of the students and others.

“Security has been a challenging not in Niger alone but the entire country.


“I want to call on the federal body to set up a joint committee to have representatives of all to help existing commands to fast-track the return of the students,” he said.

Bello commended him for the visit and described him as “as a friend to the ”.


He said the last 10 days had been challenging to the government and people of the state, adding the state had witnessed a new dimension challenges through the abduction of school students.

Bello said the students had been in the hands of the captors for eight days, adding necessary contacts and dialogue were being made for their release.


“For now, no clear indication of when the students will be released but are making efforts to see they are released as are using whatever means available,” he said.

The governor lamented that the four mobile units of police personnel sent to the state by the Inspector General of Police were being financed by the state government, adding no other support had been received from the federal government.


The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kalu was accompanied by Jack Rich, Chairman of Beleamoil.(NAN)