The recent abduction of schoolboys in Kankara local government area of Katsina state has again renewed the panic over rising insecurity in the northern region of the country.
A report by The Cable has revealed the names of photos of four students who were kidnapped from Government Science Secondary School.
This would be the first time the schoolboys have been identified since they were abducted on Friday, December 11.
The kidnapped schoolboys include
1. Zaharadeen Umar
2. Abdulgafar Murtala
3. Mujahid Abdulhamid
4. Aliyu Abubakar.
Legit.ng recalls that schoolboys were abducted by bandits in what has struck a big blow on the face of efforts by the government across levels towards the fight against terror in the northern region.
According to the report, gunmen invaded the school at about 11 pm and launched an attack on the area that lasted for over two hours.
At the end of the raid, an unconfirmed number of students and residents were declared missing from the town.
Meanwhile, days after the abduction of students from a government-owned secondary school in Kankara, Katsina state, the Boko Haram group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The factional leader of the insurgents, Abubakar Shekau in a video message first published by HumAngle stated the two reasons why the abductions were carried out.
The wanted insurgent claimed the raid on the school was done to promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices.
In a related development, that the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP), on Tuesday, December 15, conducted a one-day national prayer for the safe return of the abducted students.
It was reported the religious group also prayed for wisdom for the leadership of the Nigerian armed forces in deploying strategic operations for the rescue of the students.
Bishop Garba while extending prayers to the families and relatives of the abducted students said it is also important for every Nigerian across the country and abroad to join NIFROP on this spiritual exercise against the plan of the devil.
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