Students of the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State released last Saturday have revealed secrets gained from their short stay in bandits net.
The students say the bandits claimed their operations were always successful because of collaboration with informants in any area targeted for attack.
The students say the bandits claimed there was no way they could succeed in their attacks without the help of informants.
Suleiman Lawan speaking on behalf of the students, on Sunday during a brief ceremony to reunite them with their families, said the bandits claimed they continue to thrive in their business because of insiders willing to offer information.
According to him, during the 10 days of captivity in the den of the kidnappers, who are mostly illiterates, the bandits claimed that their informants even kept them abreast of reactions trailing each kidnap.
“They said, how can they successfully carry out their kidnaps without insiders. They said they don’t work alone but with informants within the environment, they attack. That even as we were with them, they have information from different persons of reactions to our kidnap including security personnel and other members of the society.”
“During the attack on our school, some of our teachers and our students lost their Laptops, motorcycles, handsets among others to the bandits. But, we all thank God, we came back all alive,” Lawan stated.
He, however, called on the bandits to have a change of heart and drop the kidnap of innocent people and return to their former trade, while thanking the state for rescuing them from their abductors.
Also, one of the staff of the College abducted alongside the students, Mohammed Musa Abubakar said the kind of suffering they underwent at the hands of bandits was unimaginable.
“What we went through, I don’t wish it for my worst enemy, we went through a terrible experience that I can never forget in life.”
He then thanked the state Governor, Sani Bello for ensuring their safe return to their families.