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President Tinubu insists no ransom will be paid for kidnapped pupils release  



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President Bola Tinubu has declared that his administration will not succumb to the payment of ransom to kidnappers of children in Kaduna and Borno State. 

President Bola Tinubu further directed the immediate release of the abducted children in the northwest States.  

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, disclosed this information following the conclusion of Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. 

In addition, Idris commented that the government is reviewing the assistance provided by foreign organizations for the retrieval of the kidnapped children. 

School abductions is an ongoing security challenge in Nigeria’s northern region, especially since the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists in Borno state’s Chibok village shocked the world.