- The Katsina government has reacted to the abduction of students from a secondary school in the state
- The authorities have implemented measures to ensure that the incident does not occur in other schools
- Governor Masari has spoken about what the government is doing to rescue the students
All boarding secondary schools in the Katsina state have been closed following the abduction of students by gunmen in Kankara local government area of the state.
The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, gave the directive for the closure of the schools on Saturday, December 12, Premium Times reported.
Masari assured residents that the state government will do everything possible to rescue the abducted students.
“The situation goes beyond one’s thinking. It’s a sad moment for Katsina, I am assuring parents of the missing students we will do anything humanly possible to rescue the children, it’s our responsibility to protect lives and properties."
The governor said both the federal and state governments are doing their best to bring an end to banditry in Katsina state.
He disclosed that soldiers are combing the bushes to rescue the students.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has ordered the army and the police to go after the bandits who attacked and abducted students from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Saturday, December 12.
The statement noted that Buhari charged the security forces to ensure that no student is missing or harmed.
In another news, following allegations that bandits killed about 16 travellers on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, the police in the state have dismissed the report.
Governor Umar Ganduja of Kano state had claimed that the travellers who were from Dambatta local government area of Kano, were shot dead.
But the police dismissed Gaunduje's allegations. Umar Muri, the Kaduna commissioner of police claimed the passengers died after driver of the vehicle lost lost control at a point at Rigachukun, in Igabi local government area of Kaduna
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