DHQ Reveals What Happen To Abductors Of Kuriga Schoolchildren

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Defence Headquarters announced that the kidnappers of 137 schoolchildren from a government school in Kaduna State were killed during a rescue operation.

Allub Times reports that terrorists abducted over 280 pupils and demanded a ransom of N1 billion for their release.

Fortunately, 137 schoolchildren were rescued in Zamfara State on March 24, 2024, after a tough battle between the terrorists and the military, along with civilian joint task force members.

The Defence Headquarters stated that the children were rescued by troops working together with local authorities.

“Accordingly, in the early hours of 24 March 2024, the military working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation rescued the hostages,” the DHQ said.

“The hostages are same persons that were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

“The rescued hostages totaling 137 comprise of 76 females and 61 males. They were rescued in Zamfara State and would be conveyed and handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further action.”

Eighteen days after being abducted, the children were released. The authorities did not mention whether ransom was paid for their release.

Defence spokesperson General Edward Buba stated that the children were freed as a result of a coordinated military operation. No arrests were made, but some of the terrorists involved were killed during the operation.

“several (of the terrorists) were killed in military action, and no arrest was made,” the Defence spokesperson said.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.