President Buhari and Governor Masari.
Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State on Monday informed President Muhammadu Buhari that the abductors of scholars in Kankara Local Government Area of the state have contacted them.
“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,” the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu mentioned in a press release after Masari’s go to to Buhari in Daura.
He defined that safety companies had situated the place of the kids and expressed optimism that based mostly on efforts made to date, “the outlook is positive.”
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Governor Masari who was accompanied to the go to by his deputy, Manir Yakubu, famous that President Buhari was dedicated to the rescue of the schoolchildren.
The 70-year-old former Speaker of the House of Representatives acknowledged that it was solely acceptable to go to the president and provides him extra particulars of rescue efforts.
On Friday night, gunmen attacked Government Science Secondary School within the Kankara council space of the north-west state, kidnapping scores of scholars.
Police authorities mentioned they acquired a report of the assault round 11:30 pm and have been informed the bandits have been armed with AK-47 rifles.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari welcomes FG delegation on December 13, 2020.
Initially, there have been conflicting figures as to the variety of college students kidnapped in the course of the assault however two days after the incident – Sunday – Governor Masari confirmed that 300 and three schoolchildren have been lacking from the college.
“We are still counting because more are coming out from the forest and we are calling through the numbers those parents that have phone numbers to find out whether or not their children have gone back home,” he mentioned when he acquired a federal authorities delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
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The assault prompted the Katsina State Government to order the closure of all boarding faculties within the state, a transfer aimed toward forestalling related prevalence.