The students and staff of the Engravers College who were abducted have regained their freedom today, Saturday, 26October 2019.
WORLDLINK news recalls that six students and two teachers of Engravers’ school were two weeks ago kidnapped by gunmen. They demanded for 50 million naira but the parents cried they could not afford to pay the ransome.
In a statement by
Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State. Mr. Samuel Aruwan on Saturday said,
“We are relieved that this criminal violation of the right to liberty is over and that they are all back safely.
According to him, “the victims, most of whom are minors, and their families will now be focusing on recovering from this undeserved trauma.
” We appeal for considerate reporting of their ordeal and respect for their privacy.
“As we continue to combat banditry, kidnapping and other crimes, the Kaduna State Government urges all our communities not to give comfort to criminals by dividing victims and inserting ethno-religious narratives for the activities of ruthless miscreants.
“The state government calls for vigilance in all our communities and continued cooperation with the security agencies in this battle to secure our state and all who live in it.” He said
It was not immediately known whether the ransome was paid