Surajo Abdullahi who is in charge of the Parents Teachers Association, ransom-appeal committee has disclosed that they paid a ransom to the bandits in excess of N8 million.
According to Mr. Abdullahi, contributions were also made to the fund by Isma’il Modibbo, the chairman of the Rafi Local Government Area, as well as other generous individuals.
As for the total amount paid as ransom, he declined to disclose it, as well as the names of those who contributed to the cause.
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Abubakar Alhassan, the school’s principal, pleaded with parents not to remove their children from the school during the PTA meeting.
Head of the ransom appeal committee Surajo Abdullahi was in attendance at the meeting
In addition, Mr. Alhassan said the school was notified before the students were released that many parents intended to remove their children from school. In response to his invitation, he said, “We confirmed that from their response.”
It’s a fact, and I agree with you, that you can’t continue to pay the ransom with what you have.” Heavily affecting parents at home as well as students at school is insecurity. Alhassan told his parents that he believed the government was doing something.
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“When they see security agents on the ground, parents and students will feel more secure about school safety,” the school’s principal said.
The government must provide security in this area before I will allow my children to return to school. “My children were going to both the Qur’anic and conventional sections of the school, but that has to stop,” she explained.
Bandits incidence left me in a state of shock – Mother
Maryam Abubakar said the incident left her in a state of shock and caused her to have sleepless nights.
“Only a mother could understand what I went through. ” It was horrible, but we believe it was God’s will for us to go through it. It happened because of that, according to Ms. Abubakar.
Because I couldn’t imagine what they were going through, I couldn’t sleep for the duration of their stay in the forest. We’re grateful to Allah for bringing us back together with our children. ”
She, too, does not want to send her children back to school for the second time.
In general, in Tegina, we live by the grace of God and my children won’t be going back to school. For the protection of the town, no security measures have been taken. At any moment, the bandit could return. Ms. Abubakar said, “We can’t keep paying ransoms with the little we have for food.”
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In Tegina, this reporter overheard a group of residents discussing eight parents who had decided to pull their children out of school.
However, while many parents have decided to pull their children out of school, others say they will continue to do so in the hopes that the security situation will change.
If a responsible family wants their children to be responsible citizens, they must provide them with a combination of Islamic and Western education. That is what Rabi Abubakar, whose two children were among the victims, told journalists.