Significant number of abducted Katsina students rescued, says Buhari’s aide


Significant number of abducted Katsina students rescued, says Buhari’s aide

Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, said a ‘significant’ number of the abducted students of Government Science School, Kankara, in Katsina State, have been rescued.

Ahmad, who made this known on Twitter last night, however, did not give a specific figure of the freed students.

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“A significant number of the students have been rescued. Praying for the immediate safe return of the rest,” @BashirAhmaad wrote.

The President’s aide also said the Katsina State Government would issue a formal statement on the development.

However, as at the time of filing this report, the state government was yet to issue any statement.

Earlier the state governor, Aminu Masari, told a Federal Government delegation on a sympathy visit on Sunday that at least 333 schoolboys are still missing.

“The school has a population of 839 and so far, we are yet to account for 333 students. We are still counting because more are still coming out of the forest,” the governor said.

“Up till this moment, no one can give a precise figure of the children abducted,” he stated, adding that students who escaped confirmed some of their peers were taken.



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