Headline Local News

Eight kidnapped female students escape

Students of Government Secondary School Awon who escaped terrorist den. Photo Credit: Internal Affairs.

Eight female students of Government Secondary School Awon, have escaped from terrorists.

The students were kidnapped on the 3rd of April 2023, in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan in a statement on Tuesday said the students escaped from a thick forest around the Kaduna – Niger interstate boundaries, and walked for days before arriving at a location where they were harboured.

It said human intelligence sources subsequently alerted the State Government about the students.

It further said Governor Nasiru El-Rufai on receipt of the intelligence, directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army for urgent evacuation of the students to Kaduna Metropolis.

According to the statement, the students have been safely evacuated to a military facility where they are presently receiving medical attention.

Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai praised the students for demonstrating courage and resilience in the face of danger.

Malam Nasiru further commended the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Major General OT Akinjobi for the prompt evacuation and the ongoing medicals being conducted on the students.

Writing by Aminu Dalhatu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu