UPDATED: Soldiers Rescue Another 137 Kuriga School Hostages Alongside with 16 Almajiris Pupils in Zamfara and Sokoto

The Military on Sunday says, that in the early hours of 24 March 2024, the military working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation rescued the hostages. The hostages are the same persons who were abducted from the school at Kuriga in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State.

The rescued hostages according to Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba totalling 137 comprise 76 females and 61 males. They were rescued in Zamfara State and would be conveyed and handed over to the Kaduna State Government for further action.

 It would be recalled that, on 7 March 2024, troops received information that terrorists had invaded LEA School Kuriga in Chikun LG of Kaduna State.

During the incident unconfirmed number of pupils were abducted. Following the incident, the military committed to leaving no stone unturned until all the hostages were rescued. 

Relatedly, it would be recalled that on 21 Mar 24, troops equally rescued 16 pupils (Almajiris) with a woman taken hostage in Gada LGA of Sokoto State. These hostages were handed over to the Sokoto State Government. These efforts demonstrate the armed forces resresolve find other innocent hostages and track down the terrorists that perpetrated these crimes.

These efforts would continue until other hostages were found and the terrorists arrested, tried, and brought to justice by Nigerian law. 

Troops are employing similar efforts to track down the culprits responsible for the killings of 18 soldiers in the Okuama Community in Delta State. Justice awaits the culprits, as they can not go unpunished.

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