- Governor Masari has briefed President Buhari on the abduction of Kankara students
- About 600 secondary school students were abducted on Friday, December 11, in Katsina
- Masari said that his government has received information about the whereabouts of the students
Bello Masari, the Katsina state governor, has given fresh details about the abducted Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), in Kankara local government area of the state.
Channels TV reports that the governor on Monday, December 14, told President Muhammadu Buhari that the abductors of students have contacted them.
Legit.ng gathered that he said the kidnappers had made contact, adding that discussions were already on pertaining to safety and return to their homes.
The senior special assistant to the president, Garba Shehu, said in a statement after Masari’s visit to Buhari in Daura.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the abduction of over 300 students by suspected bandits in Kankara local government area of Katsina state, Governor Masari met with President Buhari.
It was reported that the Nigerian leader who is in his hometown, Daura for a weeklong private visit received more briefing from the Katsina state governor on the children kidnapped from Kankara.
Governor Masari assured the president of steady progress to bring the students back unharmed.
In another report, the presidency again stated that out of the over 300 students abducted by suspected bandits in Kankara local government area of Katsina state, only 10 students are still in the den of the kidnappers.
Garba Shehu made this confirmation in a tweet on Monday, December 14, amid national outrage over the abduction of the students on Friday, December 11.
Shehu said the students who have returned told the military source that 10 of their colleagues are still with the kidnappers, maintaining the position which he earlier made in an interview with BBC.
Garba Shehu also said parents have been contacted for information about their children. He further added that "forests and neighbouring villages are being searched in a joint effort to rescue the kidnapped students.
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