Breaking: Troops Rescue 137 Abducted Students in Zamfara – DHQ

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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced the successful rescue of 137 students abducted from the LEA School Kuriga in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

In a statement released on Sunday, Director of Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba said the military, in collaboration with local authorities and government agencies, conducted a coordinated search and rescue operation leading to the hostages’ freedom.

“The hostages are the same persons that were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State,” Major General Buba clarified.

He revealed that a total of 137 hostages were rescued, comprising 76 females and 61 males. The rescued individuals are currently in Zamfara State and will be handed over to the Kaduna State Government.

The DHQ statement further highlighted another successful rescue operation conducted on March 21, where troops liberated 16 pupils and a woman held hostage in Gada LGA of Sokoto State. These hostages have since been reunited with the Sokoto State Government.

“These efforts demonstrate the armed forces’ resolve to finding other innocent hostages and track down the terrorists that perpetrated these crimes,” Major General Buba declared.

The DHQ reassured the public that operations to locate remaining hostages and apprehend the perpetrators will continue relentlessly. The statement emphasized that these criminals will be brought to justice.

In a related development, Major General Buba disclosed that troops are actively searching for the culprits responsible for the recent killing of 18 soldiers in Okuama community, Delta State.

He stressed that these criminals will not go unpunished and will face the full wrath of the law.

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