File photograph: The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, John Enenche.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 300 and thirty-three college students are nonetheless lacking after bandits attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina on Friday evening.
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche corroborated the determine earlier launched by the Katsina State Government on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.
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“The principal reported that he had 839 in the boarding house; and as at the time they were abducted, shortly after that, some came back and it was about five hundred plus that did not return,” he defined.
According to him, “As at 2 pm yesterday (Sunday), the students that could not be accounted for reduced to 333. Out of that 333, before I came into the studio, one escaped out of wherever they kept them.”
As at 2 pm yesterday, the scholars that might not be accounted for decreased to 333 ….as I converse with you, the determine we’ve is 333 – Major Gen John Enenche, Coordinator, Media Defence Operations on the variety of lacking college students #PoliticsToday pic.twitter.com/bTaoUpltug
— Channels Television (@channelstv) December 14, 2020
Enenche additionally gave additional perception on how the scholars have been moved away from their faculty by the gunmen.
He defined that the abductors used bikes to ferry the schoolchildren into the bush from the place a number of the college students escaped.
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“That is their usual characteristics – those abductors,” Enenche famous on the identical day the Katsina governor, Bello Masari met with President Muhammadu Buhari in regards to the incident. “It is the same system; the same approach they used. There was no evidence, no information about them using other modes of transport.”
On Friday night, gunmen attacked Government Science Secondary School within the Kankara council space of the north-west state, kidnapping scores of scholars.
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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.