The eight female students of Government Secondary School, Awon, who were kidnapped by terrorists in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, reportedly escaped from their abductor’s den. The students were abducted by the terrorist while they were on their way home from school on Monday, April 3rd. Read here and here.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Tuesday, April 18, saying the students have been safely evacuated to a military facility where they are presently receiving medical attention.
According to the statement, 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 accommodated until the security agency evacuated them.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai expressed his delight over the development and praised the students for demonstrating sheer courage and resilience in making their escape from captivity.
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