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  • News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: April 05, 2023

Kaduna Government Gives Update On Kidnapped Students

Following the reports received by the Government of Kaduna State on the kidnapping of 10 students in the state on Tuesday, the government has received detailed reports on the happening from security agencies.

Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the occurrence in a statement issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.

According to the statement, eight and not 10 students were kidnapped alongside other residents of the state.

“The Government can confirm that eight students of the Government Secondary School, Awon in Kachia LGA were kidnapped on Monday in the general area, along with other citizens," he said.

The Commissioner also confirmed that the students were not kidnapped within the school premises but when they came in contact with bandits on their way home.

“The management of the school has submitted the names and classes of the kidnapped students," he added.

According to the Commissioner, State Governor Nasir El-Rufai described the incident as unfortunate, reassuring o efforts being exploited to rescue the kidnap victims.

Aruwa further disclosed that the government had relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Sabon Garin Nasarawa – Tirkaniya community in Chikun LGA.

He noted that this follows the close assessment of the situation by security agencies.

“With effect from Wednesday, April 5, the curfew will be in place from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM, while residents of the area can go about their activities between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

“The Government advises residents of the community to comply with the curfew and maintain orderly conduct as security agencies continued to work in the affected areas," he added

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