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Kaduna: How Military Rescued 137 Kuriga Abductees In Zamfara




By Stephen Asaba-ase

The Nigerian Defence headquarters on Sunday provided a thorough information on how they rescued in Zamfara State 137 of the 287 primary school pupils of Kuriga, abducted in Kaduna State.

According to a statement signed by
Major Gen Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations said the rescued abductees was 137 in which 76 females and 61 males.

He said, “In the early hours of 24 March 2024, the military working in collaboration with the local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation rescued the abductees.

“The hostages were the same pupils kidnapped from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

“It would be recalled that, on 7, 2024, troops received information that terrorists had invaded LEA School Kuriga in Chikun LG of Kaduna State.

“During the incident unconfirmed number of pupils were abducted.

“Following the incident, the military leave no stone unturned, tenaciously and assiduously working until the abductees were rescued.

“The rescued hostages was 137 comprise 76 females and 61 male.

“The kidnapped pupils were rescued in Zamfara State and would be transfered and handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further integration.

“You would also remember that on 21 Mar 24, men of the armed forces equally rescued 16 pupils (Almajiris) with a woman taken hostage in Gada LGA of Sokoto State.

“These hostages were handed over to the Sokoto State Government.

“These efforts demonstrate the armed forces resolve to finding other innocent abductees and hunt down terrorists that perpetrated these crimes.

“These efforts would continue until other hostages are found and terrorists that perpetrate this barbaric act arrested, tried, and prosecuted in the court law.

“The military is employing similar effort to trackdown the culprits responsible for the brutal killing of 18 soldiers in Okuama Community in Delta State.

“Justice await the culprits, for they can not go unpunished.”

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