PHOTOS: Niger bus abductees finally reunite with families

PHOTOS: Niger bus abductees finally reunite with families

Fifty-three passengers who were abducted during a travel trip in a bus owned by the Niger State Transport Authority have been reunited with their families.

Last week, Nigeria State Government secured the release of the abductees from bandits who attacked them while traveling along the Minna-Zungeru Road.

Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, Chief of Staff to the Governor, met with the victims at a government facility in Minna, the state’s capital, where he urged them not to allow the unfortunate circumstance they’ve experienced not to weigh them down, encouraging them to see as a phase in their lives that they should keep their faith in God strong in other to overcome the trauma.

In a statement issued by the Governor of Niger State, Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Barje, explains that the COS “appealed to the general public to show them love so that they can quickly adjust and continue living their normal life.”

Part of the statement reads, “The Chief of Staff announced Government’s support to the abductees to enable them to settle and stabilize as they go back to their loved ones.

“Commissioner of Health, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi said, following the directives of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello comprehensive medical examination was carried out on the released abductees and are certified healthy to be reunited with their families.

“The victims were, however, grateful to the Government that worked tirelessly to secure their release. Few of them that spoke the journalists could not hide their joy.”

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