"How and Where We Rescued Kaduna Schoolchildren", DHQ Opens Up

"How and Where We Rescued Kaduna Schoolchildren", DHQ Opens Up

  • The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has said it rescued 137 persons who were kidnapped at the Kuriga community in Chikun LGA of Kaduna state earlier this month
  • According to the military authority, the schoolchildren who were kidnapped in Kaduna were rescued in Zamfara state
  • The army maintained that the rescue operation was done in conjunction with other sister security agencies

FCT, Abuja - The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday, March 24, confirmed the successful rescue of the 137 schoolchildren. They included 76 females and 61 males

The military authority disclosed this in a statement signed by Major General Edward Buba, the director of the defence media operations and shared by Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to President Bola Tinubu.

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Nigerian Defence Headquarters has announced the number of Kaduna schoolchildren rescued on Sunday morning by the military and other security agencies
Defence headquarters gives details of rescued Kaduna schoolchildren Photo Credit: Defence HQ Nigeria
Source: Twitter

How military rescued kidnapped Kaduna schoolchildren

The statement partly read:

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“The military, working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation, rescued the hostages. The hostages are the same persons that were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.”

The military authority said the abducted persons were rescued in Zamfara, another north-west state in Nigeria. The statement added that the operation was carried out in collaboration with local vigilantes in the state.

This is coming hours after Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state announced the release of the schoolchildren. After the announcement, the governor did not reveal more details but thanked President Bola Tinubu for overseeing the rescue operation.

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How Kaduna schoolchildren were abducted

The children were abducted on Thursday, March 7, when the bandits attacked the Kuriga community in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.

Following the abduction, the bandits demanded N1 billion as ransom in exchange for the release of the abducted schoolchildren.

However, in its statement on Sunday morning, the military authority was silent about ransom payment while noting that the children were rescued.

See the tweet here:

Kidnapping: Kaduna community laments

Legit.ng earlier reported that bandits also attacked Kaduna and abducted no fewer than 61 people in the Buda community of the Kajuru local government area of the state.

Dauda Kajuru, a resident of the community, confirmed that the attack happened on Monday night when the bandits invaded the area in large numbers.

Kajuru lamented that the activities of the bandits have intensified since the removal of the army commander, General Tega.

Source: Legit.ng

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