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JUST IN: Tinubu reacts to release of 137 abducted Kaduna schoolchildren

President Bola Tinubu has reacted to the release of 137 abducted schoolchildren in Kuriga, Kaduna State.

In a statement on Sunday by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu assured Nigerians that his administration will ensure that schools become safer and secure for teaching and learning.

The President reiterated the pledge when he received the news of the release of the Kuriga schoolchildren in Kaduna State.

Recall that bandits on March 7 abducted 287 pupils and teachers at Local Government Education Authority Teachers Primary School, Kuriga, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The bandits had on Tuesday demanded for one billion naira ransom for the release of the children through a contact.

The president emphasised the importance of collaboration between the federal government and states for expected outcomes, especially on matters of security.

Tinubu commended the National Security Adviser, the security agencies, and the Kaduna State Government for the dispatch and diligence with which they handled the situation.

He noted that urgency, meticulous attention and tireless dedication are critical to optimal outcomes in cases of mass abductions.

“President Tinubu also welcomes the release of pupils of a Tsangaya school in Sokoto State, commending all the parties to the feat for their valiant effort,” the statement said.

“The President assures Nigerians that his administration is deploying detailed strategies to ensure that our schools remain safe sanctuaries of learning, not lairs for wanton abductions.”

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