Kaduna Govt Enlists Private Negotiator To Bring Kidnapped Pupils Home Safely

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Kaduna State Government has reportedly reached out to the bandits who kidnapped 287 pupils and teachers from Government Secondary School and LEA Primary School, Kuriga 1, in the Chikun Local Government Area.

The bandits attacked the LEA Primary School shortly after the assembly gathering on Thursday morning and took the pupils and staff members.

Governor Uba Sani’s government, Allub Times learned, has started negotiations for the release of the abducted individuals.

A source close to the negotiations, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons, confirmed that the government is using a private negotiator with experience in dealing with bandits to facilitate the release.

The source said, “The military has begun combing the forests in search of the children kidnapped by the bandits. Security agents have cordoned off the area, and they have started searching for the abducted pupils.

“The government is doing all it can for the speedy release of the abducted school pupils.

“The government has established contact and reached out to the bandits for negotiation through a popular bandit negotiator. The negotiator was the one who worked for the return of some of the students abducted some years back.

“He (the negotiator) had negotiated the return of so many abductees in the past. He negotiated the return of those students abducted in Katsina State years back.”

Allub Times reports that Governor Uba Sani visited the school on Thursday and assured the parents and families of the victims that the abducted pupils would be rescued unharmed.

Additionally, President Bola Tinubu has instructed the security agencies to promptly release the students, teachers, and female IDPs in Borno State.

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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.