Rescued School Children of Local Government Education Authority Alwaza, Nasarawa State. Photo Chris Nyamtu
The four remaining schoolchildren of Local Government Education Authority Alwaza village of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have just been rescued.
Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramhan Nansel, announced the releases in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria in Lafia.
DSP Nansel said the children, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on January 20, 2023, on their way to school, were recovered at a bush in Doka village of Keana Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Police Spokesperson, a joint security team, assisted by vigilantes and local hunters, had mounted continuous pressure on the kidnappers, leding to the rescue of the children.
He assured the public that the freed schoolchildren were in “physical good health” and would be reunited with their parents after medical examinations have been carried out on them.
Reporting by Chris Nyamtu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Tony Okerafor