Katsina Students Abductors Have Contacted Us, Says Governor Masari
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has said the abductors of at least 333 students of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government, have contacted his government.
He made this known when he briefed the President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in Daura, Katsina state on Monday.
This was contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu titled, ‘Gov Masari Briefs President Buhari On Kidnapped School Children, Assures Of Steady Progress In Rescue Efforts’.
The statement partly reads;
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Daura, Katsina State, received more briefing on children kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, with an assurance from Governor Aminu Bello Masari of steady progress to bring them out unharmed.
The Governor, who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of the state, Manir Yakubu, said the kidnappers had made contact and discussions were already on pertaining to safety and return to their homes.
Governor Masari also noted that security agencies had located the position of the children.
The statement added;
The Governor said the President was fully committed to the rescue of the school children, adding that it was only appropriate to visit the President and give him more details of rescue efforts.
Many Nigerians and international organizations like United Nations and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund have all called for the immediate and unconditional release of the students.
Following the abduction, parents of some the boys kidnapped protested, crying to the government to help rescue their boys.