Troops Rescues Kuriga’s Kidnapped School Pupils

Troops have recued the pupils abducted from LEA School at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

It would be recalled that on March 7, 2024, troops received information that terrorists had invaded LEA School during which an unconfirmed number of pupils were abducted.

Moving to rescue the kidnap victims, in the early hours of March 24, 2024, the military working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, successfully fulfilled the mission.

This is according to a statement issued by the Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, on Sunday.

The statement read in part, “The rescued hostages totalling 137 comprise of 76 females and 61 male. They were rescued in Zamfara State and would be conveyed and handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further action.

“Relatedly, it would be recalled that on 21 Mar 24, troops 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 hostages and track down the terrorists that perpetrated these crimes.

“These efforts would continue until other hostages are found and the terrorists arrested, tried, and brought to justice by Nigerian law. Troops are employing similar effort to trackdown the culprits responsible for the killings of 18 soldiers in Okuama Community in Delta State. Justice await the culprits, as they can not go unpunished.”

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