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How 137 Kuriga Students Were Released – Nigerian Military | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Mar 24, 2024





The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has disclosed how it secured the release of 137 students of LEA Primary School Kuriga in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
A statement issued by the director of Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, said the victims were rescued in Zamfara State through the joint efforts of the military and local authorities.
He said, contrary to reports, the number of victims was 137 and not 286.
Mr Buba added the rescued hostage, comprised 76 females and 61 males, with ages between eight and 15.
“It would be recalled that on 7 March 2024, troops received information that terrorists had invaded LEA School Kuriga in Chikun LG of Kaduna State.
“During the incident unconfirmed number of pupils were abducted. Following the incident, the military committed to leaving no stone unturned until all the hostages were rescued,” the statement read.
“Accordingly, in the early hours of 24 March 2024, the military, working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation, rescued the hostages. The hostages are the same persons who were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.
“The rescued hostages totalling 137 comprise 76 females and 61 males. They were rescued in Zamfara State and would be conveyed and handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further action,” the statement partly reads.

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