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Police, Others Rescue Four Kidnapped Pupils In Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have rescued four of the six pupils of the Local Government Education Authority Primary School, Alwaza, in the Doma Local Government Area of the state, who were kidnapped two weeks ago.

The police was joined by hunters and traditional rulers from the area to carry out the operation.

Recall that some armed men on January 20, 2023, invaded the school premises and whisked away the pupils to an unknown destination.

Earlier, the police rescued two of the victims at a forest in a community in the Obi LGA of the state the next day after their abduction.

The development was confirmed by the Executive Chairman of Doma Local Government, Ahmed Sarki-Usman, who described the act as inhumane, being that the victims were underage.

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The chairman told newsmen that the pupils were rescued at Bogyo community in Doka village of Doma LGA.

Similarly, the state police spokesperson, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the four pupils were rescued following a joint operation carried out in the area by security operatives in the state.

He said, “In continuation of the search to rescue the remaining four pupils that were earlier abducted on 20/1/2023 at LEA Primary School, Alwaza; on 3/2/2023 at about 7am, detachment of joint security operatives in collaboration with hunters rescued the four pupils at Doka village, Doma LGA.

“The victims, Awazi Emmanuel, Success Ogah, Dominion Alhaji and Success Emmanuel have been taken to the hospital for medical examination and shall be reunited with their parents.”

Nansel expressed gratitude to members of the public for their support so far, urging them to assist the police with relevant information that could help in arresting the perpetrators of the act.

The pupils were brought to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia in a Hilux vehicle. They were later accompanied by the chairman of Doma LGA, some workers of LGEA Primary School, Alwaza, relatives of the victims and some security operatives.

They took off from Doma LGA at 11 am and arrived in Lafia, the state capital, at 11:25 am on Friday.

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