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JUST IN: FG breaks silence over release of Kaduna schoolchildren

The Federal Government, FG, has said that no ransom was paid to free the pupils who were abducted from Kuriga village in Kaduna state.

This was revealed by Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, during Monday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Idris said: “As promised by Mr. President, they have been rescued. No ransom was paid.”

The minister applauded President Tinubu, the National Security Adviser (NSA), the Service Chiefs, and everyone else who made a significant contribution to the kids’ release.

Platinumpost reported that President Tinubu had vowed that the Federal Government would not pay any ransom to secure the release of abducted victims.

The minister added that President Tinubu has directed security services to step up their efforts to put an end to the nationwide kidnapping crisis.

He said: “The President has also charged security agencies to make sure kidnappings are brought to a halt, and all the perpetrators of kidnapping will be fished out and punished.”

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