JUST IN: BREAKING: FG Finally Opens Up on Paying Ransom For Kaduna Schoolchildren’s Release

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BREAKING: FG Finally Opens Up on Paying Ransom For Schoolchildren's Release


The has made clear the insinuation that ransom was paid for the release of the Kaduna schoolchildren earlier kidnapped by bandits in the northwest state.

Speaking with state house correspondents, the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, said there was no ransom paid for the release of the schoolchildren.

Kaduna schoolchildren: No ransom was paid, FG declares
Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Bayo Onnanuga
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The minister made the clarification after the federal executive council meeting, which was presided over by at the presidential villa on Monday, March 25.

Idris said:

“As promised by Mr. President, they have been rescued. No ransom was paid.”

He added that expressed gratitude to the national security adviser, and others who were involved in the crucial roles of securing the release of the .

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DHQ announces rescue of Kaduna schoolchildren

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday, March 24, confirmed the successful rescue of the 137 schoolchildren. They included 76 females and 61 males

The military authority disclosed this in a statement signed by Major General Edward Buba, the director of the defence media operations.

The military authority said the abducted persons were rescued in Zamfara, another north-west state in . The statement added that the operation was carried out in collaboration with local vigilantes in the state.

This came hours after Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state announced the release of the schoolchildren. After the announcement, the governor did not reveal more details but thanked President Bola Tinubu for overseeing the rescue operation.

Source: Henzodaily.ng

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