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Kidnapped Kaduna students escaped from abductors – Official

April 19, 2023

The kidnapped female students of Government Secondary School (GSS) Awon in Kachia Local government Area of Kaduna State have escaped from their abductors.

Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna State commissioner of the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, announced the development in a statement to reporters on Tuesday.

“The eight female students of Government Secondary School, Awon – who were kidnapped by terrorists on Monday 3rd April 2023 in the Awon general area of Kachia LGA have escaped from the terrorists’ den.

“The students escaped from a forest around the Kaduna – Niger interstate boundaries and walked for days before arriving at a location (kept undisclosed for security reasons) where they were harboured.

“Human intelligence sources subsequently alerted the Kaduna State Government for immediate evacuation”, the Kaduna government statement said.

The statement said Governor Nasir El-Rufai on receipt of the intelligence directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with the 1 Division Nigerian Army for the urgent evacuation of the students to Kaduna Metropolis.

It was credibly gathered that the terrorists were combing forests in the area to recapture the students, he added.

“The students have been safely evacuated to a military facility where they are presently receiving medical attention.

(Premium Times)

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