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State government claims that Kaduna pupils were abducted on their way home rather than while they were at school.



According to the Kaduna State Government, only eight students—not ten as previously reported—were taken on their way home from school on April 3 in the Kachia Local Government Area of the state.

This information was made public in a declaration issued on Tuesday, April 4 by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for the Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs.


‘’ The Kaduna State Government has gotten comprehensive reports on the incident from security agencies, providing an update to the earlier story that suggested the kidnapping of about ten students in Kachia LGA.

The government can affirm that on Monday, a group of people, including eight students from the Government Secondary School, Awon in Kachia LGA, were abducted in the area.


Furthermore, it was established that the students were encountered by the bandits—who had already taken other residents—on their way home from school rather than inside the school. The names and classes of the abducted pupils have been provided by the school administration. The governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has decried the kidnapping as unfortunate and has been assured that attempts are being made to free the eight students and other hostages.

Another development is the relaxation of the Sabon Garin Nasarawa-Tirkaniya community’s 24-hour ban by the Kaduna State Government. The review comes after careful observation and evaluation of the situation by security agents.


The curfew will go into force tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, and will last from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Residents of the area may carry out their daily activities between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.


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