The Niger state governor, Abubakr Bello, has welcomed back the 21 travelers who were previously kidnaed by bandits while traveling in the state. The travelers were rescued on 21 February 2021.
The kidnappers storm the road and abducted 21 travelers while traveling from Kontagora to Minna on 14 February. The incident was a shocking one as the bandits requested for nothing while negotiating with sheik Gumi concerning the release of the abducted travelers.
The sheik confirmed that they will be released as he already meet with the leader of the gang and has also come in agreement. The release of the abducted traveler became a big relief to the state.