Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmed Gumi, has given his assurances that Niger state abductees will be released soon.
He spoke after meetings with bandits in forests between Tegina and Birnin gwari in Kaduna state.
Sheikh Gumi met with the bandits leader, Dogo Gide, among other top Commanders at Dutsen Magaji Forest.
The state government also sent a strong delegation to meet with the bandits and dialogue with them.
Sheikh Gumi and his entourage then headed back to Minna.
The foremost Islamic scholar, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, had promised to visit Kagara, the Niger community, where Some students and staff of Government Science Secondary School, Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, were abducted in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Speaking after paying a visit to the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, Gumi described the incident as unfortunate.
He said he was on his way to Kebbi State but decided to stop over in Minna, Niger State capital, to have audience with the Governor over the kidnap incident.
The cleric said this is his first time of visiting Niger, adding that his discussion with the Governor is to enable the government find a solution to insecurity.
“The Governor and I spoke on several ways to deal with insecurity in a holistic manner and find solutions to the insecurity problem in the state,” he said.