Eight Kidnapped Female Students Escape from Terrorists’ Den
Eight female students of Government Secondary School, Awon, have escaped from captivity.
The students were kidnapped by terrorists on Monday, April 3rd, 2023, in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The students, according to preliminary briefings, escaped from a thick forest around the Kaduna – Niger interstate boundaries, and walked for days before arriving at a location (kept undisclosed for security reasons) where they were harboured. Human intelligence sources subsequently alerted the Kaduna State Government for immediate evacuation,” the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said.
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai has expressed his delight over the development and has praised the students for demonstrating sheer courage and resilience in making their escape from captivity.
He admonished them to view the horrific experience as a turning point, and pursue their education with renewed vigour for a purposeful future.
He also commended the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division, Major General OT Akinjobi for the prompt evacuation and the medicals conducted on the students.