Hours after the abduction of over 200 children in an Islamic school in Tegina, Rafi local government area of Niger State, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has left the country.
It was gathered that the governor travelled alongside his wife. Their destination is unknown but Bello was said to have jetted out on a security mission.
In a statement, his Chief Press Secretary Mary Noel Berje said he left the country to explore possibilities of strengthening the state security architecture.
The statement further stated that the Governor was expected back soon but had given directives to security operatives and state government officials to ensure the safe return of the abducted Tegina Islamiyya pupils and others.
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“While assuring the parents of the abducted children of their safe return as the security agencies have been directed to do all it can to bring back the children as soon as possible, the Governor also urged the citizens to cooperate and share intelligence and information that will help in the quick rescue of the children”, the statement read.