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FG calls for safe, unconditional release of kidnapped Kaduna school children

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The federal government has expressed shock over the kidnapping of over 270 students and teachers from both primary and secondary schools in Kuriga village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

Professor Tahir Mamman, SAN, the Minister of Education, who briefed journalists on Friday alongside the Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, called for the safe and unconditional release of the kidnapped children and teachers unhurt.

Mamman, who described the incident as one abduction too many, said the Ministry of Education is working with the security agencies to end such evil activities of bandits, notably under the Safe School project of the Federal Government.

He stated: “We are here to express our shock and disgust in respect of what happened in Kaduna yesterday where close to 300 students and teachers were kidnapped in both primary and secondary schools in Kuriga.

“It’s a very sad day for the country. And we appeal to the security agencies to do everything possible, including the government of Kaduna State, to rescue and bring back these young ones and their teachers unarmed.

“We will be working with the security agencies to ensure that we bring to an end this type of thing under the Safe School project of the Federal Government.

“We sincerely hope these young ones are brought back even before the Ramadan season starts. Our brothers and sisters are already observing the Lent. So we commit them to prayers to the Almighty to protect them and bring them back safely home.

“We are terribly concerned about this development, and we make appropriate appeals to those whose responsibility is to bring back our children, to work as quickly as possible so that these children are returned back to their homes and back to school safely.”

 

 

 

 

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