FG says bandits responsible for abduction of Katsina students, not Boko Haram

FG says bandits responsible for abduction of Katsina students, not Boko Haram

- The federal government has finally addressed the rumours surrounding the rescue and kidnap of students from a Katsina school

- The minister of information, Lai Mohammed, explained why the narrative in a section of the media is untrue

- Mohammed said the welfare of Nigerians matter to the federal government

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The federal government on Friday, December 18, insisted that bandits were responsible for the kidnap of students from a school in Katsina state.

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, dismissed claims by Boko Haram that the insurgents carried out the abductions, This Day reported.

FG says bandits responsible for abduction of Katsina students, not Boko Haram
Lai Mohammed speaking to journalists in Abuja. Photo: @FMICNigeria
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He said the group falsely claimed responsibility for the abductions because the terrorists were seeking relevance, having been decimated.

Mohammed said the way the Buhari government responded to the abduction of the students showed that the administration attaches importance to the security of all Nigerians.

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The minister said there is no government in the world that will not face the challenges of security at one time or another.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed how he facilitated the release of 344 schoolboys of government school without payment of ransom.

In an interview with Daily Nigerian, Matawalle said he used repentant bandits and the leadership of Miyetti Allah to identify the syndicate that led the abduction, and then started the negotiation process.

He said this is not the first time the government has facilitated the release of our people without payment of ransom.

Meanwhile, the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended the leadership, vision, and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to a united and prosperous Nigeria.

Leadership reports that the governors restated their confidence that under the current administration, Nigeria would be able to resolve its national security challenges and restore peace in every part of the country, despite the current crisis.

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The APC governors in a message issued on Thursday, December 17, signed by the chairman of Progressives Governors' Forum (PGF), Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, said the president will not fail Nigerians.

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