Rescued Kaduna judge’s three surviving children reunite with parents after being rescued from kidnappers

Rescued Kaduna judge?s three surviving children reunite with parents after being rescued from kidnappers

The three surviving children of Kaduna Judge, Janet Gimba, have been reunited with their parents after being rescued from kidnappers.


Judge Gimba and her four children were abducted when bandits stormed their residence on June 23. 


The bandits killed the couple’s older son after their father failed to pay the exorbitant ransom requested.


The bandits freed Judge Gimba on Sunday, July 7, and demanded N150m ransom for the release of her three surviving children, giving a three-day ultimatum. 


In a statement on Wednesday, July 10, the judge’s husband, Dr. Musa Gimba said he was reunited with his three rescued children on Tuesday, July 9. 


He said his eldest child was killed before his wife was released.


 Gimba said his children were rescued after a “successfully conducted rescue operation by security forces’’. 


He said, “On behalf of my family, I wish to issue this statement to inform the Public that yesterday, the 9th day of July 2024, my wife and I were reunited with our 3 surviving boys.


“As you may recall, rather tragically, during the ordeal that commenced with their abduction on the 23rd of June, 2024, the first of our children was killed by the kidnappers before the mother was released to secure a ransom of N150 million.


“However, security forces, demonstrating exceptional professionalism and bravery, successfully conducted the rescue operation. Thanks to the meticulous planning and coordination, led by the Office of the National Security Adviser, our three surviving children are now free. 


“While we still earnestly grieve the death of our eldest son, whose life was cut short before his prime, we thank God for the opportunity he has given us to be reunited with our surviving children. 


“We want to use this medium to bring some sort of closure to this harrowing and unforgettable experience, that we do not wish on anyone. We also want to use this opportunity, to thank all those, who, one way or the other, were instrumental in bringing us to this point. Of specific mention, are the following groups and persons…” 


He thanked the NSA, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Christopher Musa, for his efforts in ensuring the rescue of his children. 


Gimba added, “The NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, and his office, for their unrelenting efforts, in bringing this day to a reality. The office of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, for his involvement and tireless effort on this matter. 


“The Kaduna State Government. The security forces including but not limited to the Nigerian Army Garrison Commander in Kaduna State, the Department of Security Services, Kaduna State, the Nigerian Police Force, Kaduna State Command, Military Intelligence and the National Intelligence Agency for the various roles that they played.


“Professional bodies, NGOs and religious bodies including, but not limited to the NMA, NARD, NBA, Kaduna Branch, the press and the social media community among others.”

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