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All Missing Katsina Students Will Return Home In Few Hours, Says Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, has given an assurance that each one the schoolboys lacking in Katsina State will return residence within the subsequent few hours.

He gave the reassurance on Sunday when he led a delegation of the Federal Government, together with the service chiefs to Katsina to symphathise with the dad and mom and academics of the victims, in addition to the state authorities over the kidnapping.

This comes two days after bandits stormed the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, a Local Government Area in Katsina with lots of of scholars lacking within the course of.


Simple To Accomplish?

“Today, we are here also to symphathise with you over the recent abduction of secondary school students, which is more or less a ruthless exercise conducted to tamper with the education of the students,” the minister advised Governor Aminu Masari who acquired the delegation on the Government House.

He added, “With the brief we received from the sister security agencies in the state, this task will be very simple to accomplish.

“Within the next few hours, we will ensure that these people are back without any collateral damage to the people of Katsina State; we have strategised.”

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, visits Katsina on December 13, 2020, after over 300 college students have been declared lacking following an assault on their faculty by bandits within the state.


General Magashi admitted that the confusion arising within the affected native authorities has testified to the truth that the army, the police, and different safety companies should transfer quicker to make sure that the scholars have been rescued.

He pressured that bandits should not be allowed to relaxation for a second, saying it was about time bandits have been proscribed as terrorists to successfully curb their actions within the North West and different components of the nation.


333 Students Missing

The minister acknowledged, “All hands are on deck to ensure we accomplish our tasks within the Armed Forces and the police.

“I was here around August on the same kind of mission to sympathise with the government regarding the farmers and herders clashes.”

In his response, Governor Masari knowledgeable the delegation that 333 college students have been nonetheless unaccounted for as the varsity attacked by the bandits had a inhabitants of 839 college students.

He, nonetheless, famous that the federal government has but to get an correct determine as some lacking college students have been popping out from the forest and oldsters have been being contacted by their cellphone numbers to search out out whether or not their youngsters have been residence.

“Based on the available record we have, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertain the actual number (of students) that have been kidnapped.

“We, as government, we are yet to be contacted by any group or person responsible for the kidnap of the students,” the governor mentioned.

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