His father carries Muhammed Bello, a rescued student, as his relatives celebrate after he retuned home in Kankara. Reuters
Gulf Today Report
Gunmen in Nigeria abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state on Saturday night, but local vigilantes rescued them after a fierce gun battle on Sunday.
Police announced that gunmen had abducted school students after they have attended a religious ceremony returned to their homes in Mahuta village.
Police spokesman Gambo Isah, of Katsina state police, said the foiled abduction comes less than two days after the release of 344 schoolboys who were kidnapped in the same area on Dec. 11. The incidents have highlighted the insecurity in northern Nigeria.Saturday night's attempted kidnapping took place in Dandume, about 64 kilometres (40 miles) from Kankara, the town where the earlier kidnapping of schoolboys occurred.
The case dates back to August when an Asian filed a complaint stating that his housemate had been kidnapped and that his captors asked for a ransom of Dhs2,500 to let him go.
The victim, however, sent the co-ordinates of where he was kept to a friend of his via WhatsApp and the defendants were arrested and referred to the public prosecution.
The defendants kidnapped and assaulted an Asian for refusing to pay a debt of Dhs5,000 back to one of them. They also robbed the victim by coercion, photographed him nude and threatening to post his photos on Internet if he reported the incident to the police.
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In addition, His Highness was briefed on Q2 performance reports from Abu Dhabi Government departments on projects, services and initiatives to benefit the community.