BREAKING: FG Finally Opens Up on Paying Ransom For Kaduna Schoolchildren’s Release

The federal government has made clear the insinuation that ransom was paid for the release of the Kaduna schoolchildren earlier kidnapped by bandits in the northwest state.

Speaking with state house correspondents, the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris, said there was no ransom paid for the release of the schoolchildren.

The federal government has reacted to insinuation of paying ransom to kidnappers of Kaduna schoolchildren for their releaseKaduna schoolchildren: No ransom was paid, FG declares
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Kaduna schoolchildren: Tinubu’s minister speaks on paying ransom

The minister made the clarification after the federal executive council meeting, which was presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa on Monday, March 25.

Idris said:

“As promised by Mr. President, they have been rescued. No ransom was paid.”

He added that President Tinubu expressed gratitude to the national security adviser, service chiefs and others who were involved in the crucial roles of securing the release of the students.

DHQ announces rescue of Kaduna schoolchildren

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on Sunday, March 24, confirmed the successful rescue of the 137 schoolchildren. They included 76 females and 61 males

The military authority disclosed this in a statement signed by Major General Edward Buba, the director of the defence media operations.

The military authority said the abducted persons were rescued in Zamfara, another north-west state in Nigeria. The statement added that the operation was carried out in collaboration with local vigilantes in the state.

This came hours after Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state announced the release of the schoolchildren. After the announcement, the governor did not reveal more details but thanked President Bola Tinubu for overseeing the rescue operation.

Source: TheTalk.NG

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