Lori Vallow's husband Chad Daybell says her missing kids are 'safe' as he ...

Chad Daybell has insisted that his wife Lori Vallow's two missing children are not in danger as the mother awaits extradition to Idaho to face charges in their disappearance.  

The prolific doomsday author has repeatedly declined to comment in the past on the whereabouts of Lori's kids Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and Tylee Ryan, who were last seen in Idaho in September. 

That changed on Thursday, when he was approached by ABC News reporters at Lihue Airport in Hawaii.  

'The kids are safe,' Chad said minutes before he boarded a flight back to Rexburg, Idaho. He declined to go into any further detail about where the children are.

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Chad Daybell has insisted that his wife Lori Vallow's two missing children are not in danger as the mother awaits extradition to Idaho to face charges in their disappearance. 'The kids are safe,' Chad told reporters at Lihue Airport on Thursday (pictured), minutes before he boarded a flight back to Rexburg, Idaho

Chad Daybell has insisted that his wife Lori Vallow's two missing children are not in danger as the mother awaits extradition to Idaho to face charges in their disappearance. 'The kids are safe,' Chad told reporters at Lihue Airport on Thursday (pictured), minutes before he boarded a flight back to Rexburg, Idaho

Seven-year-old Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they 'strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger'

Seven-year-old Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they 'strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger'

Seven-year-old Joshua 'JJ' Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan have not been seen since September. Police in the city of Rexburg, Idaho, have said they 'strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger'

Lori was arrested in Kauai on February 20 on charges of desertion and child abandonment, resisting and/or obstructing an officer, solicitation and contempt of court. She waived her right to an extradition hearing when she appeared in front of a judge on Friday (above)

Lori was arrested in Kauai on February 20 on charges of desertion and child abandonment, resisting and/or obstructing an officer, solicitation and contempt of court. She waived her right to an extradition hearing when she appeared in front of a judge on Friday (above)

Lori was arrested in Kauai on February 20 on charges of desertion and child abandonment, resisting and/or obstructing an officer, solicitation and contempt of court. 

Authorities are reportedly preparing to return her to Idaho later this week after she waived her right to an extradition hearing when she appeared in front of a judge last Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, Chad was seen packing up the couple's apartment in Princeville, Hawaii, before he caught the flight to Idaho the following day.  

Chad was seen packing up the home he shared with Lori in Princeville, Hawaii on Wednesday

Chad was seen packing up the home he shared with Lori in Princeville, Hawaii on Wednesday

The doomsday author also stopped by a Hawaii supermarket on Wednesday to pick up last minute packing supplies

The doomsday author also stopped by a Hawaii supermarket on Wednesday to pick up last minute packing supplies

Seven-year-old JJ and 17-year-old Tylee were last seen in Idaho over five months ago but were never reported missing by their mother. 

Lori and Chad, whom she married in early November, fled their home in Rexburg late that month when police began asking questions about her children's whereabouts.  

Authorities tracked the couple down in Princeville, Hawaii, and served Lori with a court order on January 25 requiring her to physically produce the children to authorities in Idaho within five days.  

Lori failed to meet the deadline, prompting her arrest on February 20. 

Rexburg police have accused Lori of repeatedly lying about where JJ and Tylee are and refusing to cooperate with investigators conducting a multi-state search. 

They've said they 'strongly believe that Joshua and Tylee's lives are in danger' and that Lori knows what happened to the kids. 

Police are still searching for Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven, who went missing over five months ago

Police are still searching for Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven, who went missing over five months ago

The last known footage of JJ, recorded on a neighbor's security camera, showed the seven-year-old playing outside his home in Rexburg on September 17

The last known footage of JJ, recorded on a neighbor's security camera, showed the seven-year-old playing outside his home in Rexburg on September 17

The last known footage of JJ, recorded on a neighbor's security camera, showed the seven-year-old playing outside his home in Rexburg on September 17

JJ was last seen at his elementary school in Rexburg on September 23, a day before his mother withdrew him and told administrators she would be homeschooling him. 

Doorbell camera footage recorded at a neighbor's house appeared to show JJ playing in his front yard on September 17.  

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