Kuriga: Abductors of 287 Pupils in Kaduna Demand N1 Billion Ransom

The suspected bandits who abducted the 287 children from a primary school in Kuriga village of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have demanded a ransom of N1 billion for their release.

Aminiya, a Hausa version of the Media Trust reported that the bandits contacted one of the parents of the abducted pupils Aminu Kuriga, stressing that the payment must be paid within 20 days.

He revealed that the bandits disclosed their location as Northern Zamfara and emphasized the urgency of the payment.

“They collected my phone contact through the school Headmaster, Abubakar Isah, who is a friend of mine. We seek divine intervention in this situation,” he said.

We will not Pay Ransom to Kidnappers- Tinubu

Aminu stressed that the poor villagers could not afford to generate huge amounts of money to secure the release of the children, hence calling on the government’s intervention.

WikkiTimes learnt that the bandits raided the school last Thursday morning, abducting both pupils and their teachers.

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State visited the village shortly after the incident, assuring parents of government efforts to secure the safe return of their children.

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Despite the governor’s assurance, there has been no information on the pupils rescued and has not responded to the ransom demanded.

However, some suspected bandits were seen at the school’s entrance days after the initial attack.

WikkiTimes has earlier reported that President Tinubu while condemning the abduction, insisted that the Federal Government would not succumb to the payment of ransom to kidnappers and terrorists in the country.


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