FG Calls for Safe, Unconditional Release of Abducted Kaduna School Children

Taiwo Ajayi
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Professor Tahir Mamman

The Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, has made a heartfelt plea for the safe return of numerous pupils abducted from a primary school in Kaduna State.

On Thursday, suspected terrorists abducted about 287 pupils from the LEA Primary School in Kuriga town, Chukun Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

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Professor Tahir, speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria, urged security agencies and the Kaduna State government to take immediate action to ensure the safe return of the pupils before the commencement of the Muslim fasting season (Ramadan).

He disclosed plans for the Ministry to visit the school and liaise with security agencies, the school administration, and some parents of the abducted pupils.

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The Minister expressed concern that incidents like this contribute to low school enrollment, leading to a rise in out-of-school children in the country.

Professor Tahir reiterated the Ministry’s commitment to the Safe School initiative, collaborating with security agencies and other stakeholders to enhance the security of schools nationwide.

He also called on security agencies to swiftly implement President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s directive to rescue the abducted pupils.

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