Our Children Yet To Be Released 11 Days After, Parents Of Six Kaduna Kidnapped Students Cry Out

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    Parents of six kidnapped students of Engravers Schools Kaduna at a press briefing at the NUJ Secretariat in Kaduna on Monday October 14, 2019. Photo: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Contrary to conflicting reports, parents of the six students kidnapped from the Engravers College,  Kakau Daji Kaduna 11 days ago have cried out that their children are yet to be released.


    Spokesman of the parents, Chukwuemeka Paul Adindu expressed this during a press briefing at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council on Monday October 14, 2019.

    “We want to state clearly that the six students and staff kidnapped have not been released,” he said.
    Speaking further, he said that the parents also want the entire world to know that they are the only ones interfacing with the kidnappers of their children, stressing that government has not come out clear on the roles they are playing.
    “We parents of students and staff do not know who is negotiating on behalf of the government because the kidnappers are still threatening us.
    “The school is a private school and not government and no government involvement in the negotiations.
    “We have been under torment for the past 11 years. We are letting the whole world know that we are not with the government, no one is helping us we are alone on this cause,” he added.
    He said that in spite of yielding to the demands of the abductors, they are worried that they are still holding their children and two teachers of the school captive.
    “All we know is that we have tried our best as parents to gather what we can and give them. We did as told but till now, they have not been released,” he lamented.

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