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Abducted Kaduna School Pupils, Teachers Regain Freedom

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March 24, (THEWILL) – The abducted school pupils and teachers of a joint Primary and Secondary School in Kuriga community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained freedom from their abductors.

A statement signed by the state governor, Senator Uba Sani, confirmed the release of the school children on Sunday.

Gov Sani said, “I wish to announce that our Kuriga school children have been released.

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“Our special appreciation goes to our dear President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for prioritising the safety and security of Nigerians and particularly ensuring that the abducted Kuriga school children are released unharmed.

“While the school children were in captivity, I spoke with Mr President several times. He shared our pains, comforted us, and worked round the clock with us to ensure the safe return of the children.”

The governor also appreciated the courage of the officers of the Nigerian Army for seeing to the successful release of the schoolchildren.

“The Nigerian Army also deserves special commendation for showing that with courage, determination and commitment, criminal elements can be degraded and security restored in our communities.

“We also thank all Nigerians who prayed fervently for the safe return of the school children. This is indeed a day of joy. We give Almighty Allah all the glory.”

THEWILL reported that gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on March 7, attacked the schoolchildren from LEA Primary School and Government Secondary School, Kuriga, and abducted over 100 pupils and teachers.

The abductors demanded N1bn for their release while giving a deadline of March 27, 2024, for the payment of the ransom.

THEWILL learnt that the victims, a total of 137, had been taken to hospitals for medical attention.

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