The Nasarawa State Police Command has rescued the four remaining pupils abducted from the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) Primary School in Alwaza, Doma Local Government Area of the state, IGBERETV reports.
Gunmen kidnapped six pupils from a Primary School on January 20, 2023. The police rescued two of the children the following day, while four of them were still held captive.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the new development in a statement on Friday, February 3, 2023.
The PPRO said the children were rescued at Doka village in Doma LGA on Friday and have been reunited with their parents.
“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 0700hrs, detachment of joint security operatives in collaboration with hunters rescued the four pupils at Doka village, Doma LGA”, the statement reads.
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.
The police spokesperson said Maiyaki Baba, the commissioner of police in the state, commended members of the public for their efforts in ensuring the children were rescued. He also urged residents of the state to support the police with relevant information that would enable them to capture the perpetrators of the act.