BREAKING : Kaduna governor announces release of 287 abducted Kuriga school children


Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, says the schoolchildren abducted in Kuriga community, Chikun LGA have regained their freedom.

The governor announced their release in a statement posted on his X(formerly Twitter) page in the early hours of Sunday.

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

“Our special appreciation goes to our dear President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR for prioritizing 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 schoolchildren were taken hostage on March 7 when bandits attacked the community and invaded the primary and secondary schools.

Sani Abdullahi, a teacher at Government Secondary School Kuriga, had said 287 students were missing after the attack.

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