- The Katsina state government appears to be getting closer to rescuing the hundreds of abducted schoolboys
- Governor Masari said he has got information regarding the location of the young boys
- The Katsina state governor also denied the allegation that the Boko Haram insurgents are behind the criminal act
Governor Bello Masari of Katsina state has said the kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, are in a forest in Zamfara state.
According to The Punch, Masari, who was answering questions on BBC Hausa on Wednesday night, December 16, said he got information that the students are in Zamfara.
“They are in Zamfara forests, we have got the information."
Legit.ng gathers that the Katsina state governor said his government is negotiating with the kidnappers to ensure the safe release of the abducted students.
Governor Masari also reportedly denied the allegation that the students were kidnapped by Boko Haram.
In a related development, the leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has declared that he knows where the abducted boys are kept.
The cleric said the kidnapped students are now somewhere between the Niger Republic and Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that the cleric said God showed him the school children were held hostage in a vision.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported 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 that the religious group also prayed for wisdom for the leadership of the Nigerian armed forces in deploying strategic operations for the rescue of the young students.
The national coordinator of the group, Bishop Sunday Garba, reportedly said the best way for Nigeria to get out of the shackles of the darkness is by the grace of God.
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