From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Niger State Government has confirmed 136 number of students abducted by bandits at the Salihu Tanko Islamic School, Tegina, Rafi Local Government.
The state deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso confirmed the number while giving update on the situation, at the Government House, Minna.
He gave assurance to the parents of the abducted children that the government was doing its best for the safe return of the students and reiterated the readiness of the government to give continued support to the security agencies.
Meanwhile, the state government has announced total ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada in Minna, the state capital.
Ketso said the ban which will take effect from yesterday the 3rd of June, 2021, was to ensure that the state capital is safe.
He added that private motorcycles are allowed to operate but with restriction from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.