Arrested Nigerian students ‘to get bail in India soon’
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.