Banditry: Rescued Kuriga Children To Be Handed Over To Parents Thursday

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The abducted schoolchildren from Kuriga in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, who were rescued from captivity have finally been reunited with their parents in Kaduna on Wednesday evening.

Secretary to the Kaduna State Government, Dr. Abdulkadir Meyere said on the occasion that the children would be handed over to their parents on Thursday.

His words, ”We should all thank God. It would be recalled that on the very day that this incident happened, the Governor came down to Kuriga to see you people of Kuriga community to sympathize with you and to assure you, as the Governor of Kaduna State, of his concern, telling you people that, these children are his children.

“He also promised that he would do his best by working with the Federal Government and the security agencies to rescue the children. In the mercy of God, what the governor promised has happened. The governor himself would have loved to be here today, but he has gone to Abuja on an equally important assignment. But, he has said that, he would not allow them to go back to Kuriga until he comes back tomorrow to personally bid them farewell. By the grace of God, your children will be handed over to you tomorrow,” he said.

One of the parents, Idris Abdullahi who was full of happiness over the development, said “May God help this government.” May God reward the government handsomely. Please bear with me because of my voice. It is nothing but because I was in tears of joy. There is no doubt, only God knows what was going through our minds.”

“First, we are expressing our gratitude to God Almighty who bestowed His mercy on us. There is nothing we are going to say to the governor other than to thank and pray that Allah rewards him abundantly. We pray that Allah will protect him, make him succeed in his tenure and get him re-elected.

“We have started hearing that the Governor will stand by us and ensure that these children complete their education up to university level. May Allah make it happen,” he said.

One of the rescued students, Suleiman Lawal, said “It was God that destined that, some people would come and abduct us and take us into the bush and by the will of God, He destined that we would come out safely.”

“We have been well received. Those that are injured were treated and we are happy.

The Village Head of Kuriga said “The people of Kuriga now know that the government considers us important people. We are grateful for this. We are praying that the abduction of our children will be the last abduction of schoolchildren, not only in Kuriga, but in the entire Country.”

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