The eight female students of Government Secondary School Awon who were abducted by terrorists on the 3rd of April this month in Awon general area of Kachia Local Government- have escaped from the terrorists.
A statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, says the students escaped from a thick forest around the Kaduna – Niger interstate boundaries and walked for days before arriving at a location where they were harboured.
It says human intelligence sources subsequently alerted the State Government to evacuate the students.
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, on receipt of the intelligence, directed the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs to liaise with the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army for the urgent evacuation of the students to the Kaduna Metropolis.
According to the statement, the students have been safely evacuated to a military facility where they receive medical attention.
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai has expressed his delight over the development and has praised the students for demonstrating courage and resilience in escaping captivity.
Kidnapped female students escape from the terrorists’ den
The Governor also admonished them to view the horrific experience as a turning point and pursue their education with renewed vigour for a purposeful future.
Malam Nasiru commended the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major General OT Akinjobi, for the prompt evacuation and the ongoing medicals on the students.
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