The Kaduna State Government has received preliminary reports from security agencies concerning the kidnapping of approximately 10 students in the Kachia Local Government Area by suspected terrorists. The announcement was made by Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, in a statement released on Tuesday.
The statement disclosed that the students of Government Secondary School, Awon, a day secondary school, were kidnapped on Monday. However, the exact location of the incident is yet to be ascertained, and detailed reports are being awaited to clarify whether the kidnapping occurred within the school premises or elsewhere.
The Kaduna State Government is taking this situation seriously and has promised to issue a public statement once the detailed reports are received. It is expected that the public statement will provide more information on the situation and any actions that the government plans to take.
Kidnapping has become a serious problem in Nigeria, with students being targeted in several incidents across the country by terrorists. This has led to an increase in security measures being implemented in schools and other areas, but despite these efforts, kidnapping cases still occur. The Kaduna State Government has been working to improve security in the state and has implemented various measures to tackle the issue of kidnapping, including setting up a Security Operations Room and offering rewards for information leading to the arrest of kidnappers.
The safety of students and residents in Kaduna State is a top priority for the government, and it is hoped that swift action will be taken to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped students. The incident serves as a reminder of the need for increased security measures and efforts to combat kidnapping in the country.