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Katsina Attack: Defense Spokesman Says One Student Has Escaped From Abductors

A screenshot taken on December 14, 2020, reveals a classroom block on the Government Science Secondary School, Ƙankara, Katsina State.


One of the schoolchildren kidnapped by bandits in Kankara, Katsina State has escaped from the abductors. 

“Out of that 333, before I came into the studio, one escaped out of wherever they kept them,” the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche mentioned on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.

He additionally confirmed that 300 and thirty-three college students have been lacking following the assault on Government Science Secondary School on Friday night time.

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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 famous, corroborating the determine earlier launched by the Katsina State Government.

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Enenche who mentioned the abductors ferried the scholar away from the college by way of bikes, defined that safety companies are working to make sure the scholars are rescued alive.

A resident of Kankara claims the incident is a reprisal assault.

“There is something people are yet to know; before the recent abduction of Ƙankara Secondary School students, the bandits had on Wednesday attacked ‘Yar-Kuka village and killed 12 people and abducted an unspecified number of people in the village.

“On Thursday, vigilante group mobilised and went after the bandits in their hideouts and engaged in burning down the Fulani houses, injuring and killing some of them,” the resident mentioned.

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 incident has continued to attract condemnation from a number of quarters with the UN calling for the unconditional launch of the scholars.

“The Secretary-General calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the abducted children and for their safe return to their families. He reiterates that attacks on schools and other educational facilities constitute a grave violation of human rights. He urges the Nigerian authorities to bring those responsible for this act to justice,” the organisation mentioned in an announcement on Monday.


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