Masari Tells Buhari That Abductors Have Made Contact With His Govt

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The Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari has disclosed that the abductors of the kankara schoolboys have contacted the state government, Channels news reports.

Masari made this known when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President, after Masari’s visit to Buhari, said; “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,”

He said that the position of the abducted children has been located by the security agencies and stated with convictions that the efforts made so far will yield positive results, “the outlook is positive.”

The governor after his visit noted that President Buhari was committed to the rescue of the schoolchildren, adding that it was only appropriate to visit the president and give him more details of rescue efforts.

Recall that on Friday evening, gunmen attacked and abducted students of Government Science Secondary School in the Kankara council area of the north-west state.

Police authorities said they received a report of the attack around 11:30 pm and were told the bandits were armed with AK-47 rifles.

Since the incident happened, there have been conflicting reports on the actual number of students kidnapped by the gunmen but two days after the incident – Sunday – Governor Masari confirmed that three hundred and three schoolchildren were missing from the school.

“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 said when he received a federal government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

The attack prompted the Katsina State Government to order the closure of all boarding schools in the state, a move aimed at forestalling similar occurrences.

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