Ar­rested Nige­rian stu­dents ‘to get bail in In­dia soon’

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

An of­fi­cial of the Nige­rian High Com­mis­sion in In­dia has as­sured of the im­mi­nent re­lease of two Nige­rian stu­dents, Sani Jamilu Sani and Im­ran Kabir, who were ar­rested in In­dia on Au­gust 7 on ter­ror­ism al­le­ga­tions, a fam­ily source told Daily Trust in Kano yes­ter­day.

The of­fi­cial said they were work­ing hard on the pos­si­bil­ity of their bail which they ex­pect would soon ma­te­ri­alise.

Sani, 25, and Kabir, 24, were ar­rested by the In­dian Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force (BSF) near the in­te­grated check-post at At­tari, In­dia while at­tempt­ing to cross to Pak­istan.

Ha­jiya La­didi Jamilu Fagge, mother of Sani Jamilu Sani, told Daily Trust that her son con­firmed the re­cent de­vel­op­ment to her.

Ac­cord­ing to her son, the Nige­rian High Com­mis­sion in In­dia in­ter­vened in the mat­ter and ar­range­ments are be­ing in­ten­si­fied to re­lease them on bail.

She said Sani had told her that an In­dian se­cu­rity of­fi­cer in­formed him that the Nige­rian High Com­mis­sioner would call the fam­i­lies in Nige­ria to dis­cuss the is­sue, but they had yet to re­ceive any call. She ex­pressed hope that they would soon re­gain free­dom.

She thanked the Nige­rian High Com­mis­sioner to In­dia for his kind­ness, say­ing the stu­dents in­formed her that he took good care of them dur­ing the Eid-el Kabir cel­e­bra­tion. She re­it­er­ated her ear­lier stance that the stu­dents were not ter­ror­ists.

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