Senator Uba Sani
By Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Kaduna
Tracereporters –Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani  has announced the release of the 287 school children recently  kidnapped from LEA Primary School in Kuriga, Chikun Local Government Area of the State, North West Nigeria.
Governor Sani disclosed this in the early hours of Sunday, March 24 in a statement made available on his social media handle (Facebook)
He  lauded President Bola Tinubu, and the Nigerian Army for their roles in ensuring the return of the abducted school children.
According to him, while the school children were in captivity, I spoke with Mr President several times. He shared our pains, comforted us, and worked round the clock with us to ensure the safe return of the children.”
The statement partly reads, “I wish to announce that our Kuriga school children have been released.
“Our special appreciation goes to our dear President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for prioritising the safety and security of Nigerians and particularly ensuring that the abducted Kuriga school children are released unharmed
The Nigerian Army also deserves special commendation for showing that with courage, determination and commitment, criminal elements can be degraded and security restored in our communities.
“We also thank all Nigerians who prayed fervently for the safe return of the school children. This is indeed a day of joy. We give Almighty Allah all the glory.”
It would be recalled that the students from Kuriga’s Government Secondary School and LEA Primary School were kidnapped on March 7, 2024, and taken into the forest by thugs.
The kidnappers set a deadline of March 27, 2024, for the ransom payment and demanded N1 billion in exchange for their release.

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