According to Peoples Gazette, the Federal Government of Nigeria paid N800m for the successful operation, brokered by NSA Monguno and Sheikh Gumi.
The news website made this known via a tweet from its official account today. The tweet also stated that the abducted students and officials had been freed on Wednesday and that the FG would announce their release tomorrow.
EXCLUSIVE: Bandits have freed all students and officials abducted from Niger school on Wednesday.
FG paid N800 million for the successful operation, brokered by NSA Monguno and Sheikh Gumi. Cash was ferried to Tagina Forest holding the gunmen.
FG to announce today or tomorrow.
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) February 19, 2021
The Federal Government has not yet responded to this claim.
Source – People’s Gazette