In an update to the earlier report suggesting the kidnapping of about ten students in Kachia LGA, the Kaduna State Government has received detailed reports from security agencies on the incident.
The state government has confirmed that eight students of the Government Secondary School, Awon in Kachia were kidnapped on Monday in the general area, along with other citizens.
A statement from Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, issued on Tuesday, disclosed that 24-hour curfew in Sabon Garin Nasarawa-Tirkaniya, Chikun LGA, relaxed; movement allowed between 7:00AM and 7:00PM
Furthermore, it was verified that the students were not kidnapped within the school premises, but on their way home from school when they came in contact with the bandits, who had abducted other residents.
The management of the school has submitted the names and classes of the kidnapped students.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the abduction as unfortunate, and has received assurances of efforts being exploited to rescue the eight students and other kidnapped citizens.
In another development, the Kaduna State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Sabon Garin Nasarawa – Tirkaniya community in Chikun LGA. The review follows close monitoring and assessment of the situation by security agencies.
With effect from tomorrow, Wednesday 5th April 2023, the curfew will be in place from 7:00PM to 7:00AM, while residents of the area can go about their activities between 7:00AM and 7:00PM.