katsina State Attack: 333 Students Abducted By Bandits

Governor of Katsina State Aminu Masari

Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari has affirmed that the 333 students that were abducted in Kankara are yet to be found.

It was reported on Friday 11 December that a number of bandits attacked Kankara in Katsina at night. It was confirmed that the bandits invaded Government Science Secondary School in Kankara at 11:00pm in a convoy of motorcycles and abducted 333 students. They were said to have been shooting in the air to scare people.

“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 that has been kidnapped.

“We are still counting because more are coming out from the forest and we are calling through the numbers of those parents that have phone numbers to find out whether or not their children have gone back home,” Mr Masari said.

As of Sunday 13 December, governor Masari confirmed that the children are still missing and are yet to be found. There has however, been no contact from any group or person responsible for the kidnap of the students. This was revealed at the Federal Government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno in Katsina.

Parents of the abducted students staged a protest on Sunday 13 December over the sad incident. They called on the Federal Government to rescue their children immediately.



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