MINNA – There are indications that Islamic Sheikh Ahmed Gumi may have secured the release of 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State after meeting bandits on Thursday in Bangi forest, Blueprint reports.
The students were kidnapped alongside teachers and other non-teaching staff on Wednesday morning within their school premises.
Reports emerged that Sheikh Gumi spoke extensively with them after what seems to be long hours before the two parties could reach a truce.
The foremost Islamic scholar had visited the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, at the Government House in Minna, some few hours after the incident had occurred on Wednesday and held a closed-door meeting with the governor in his office, alongside members of his entourage.
Sources revealed that Sheikh Gumi then proceeded to meet with the bandits in the forest.
As at the time of filling this report, no official statement has been issued in reaction to the aftermath of Sheikh’s meeting with bandits.