President Buhari Meets With Released Kankara Schoolboys

President Buhari Meets With Released Kankara Schoolboys




President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the released students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State.

The President who received the boys in company with the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, and some top Federal and state government officials, addressed them in Hausa language.

He thanked all those involved in the release of the students, especially the Federal and State governments, as well as the military.

In his remarks, Governor Masari highlighted the efforts made which led to the release of the schoolboys, saying security should be the responsibility of all and not just of the government.

President Buhari met with the boys a day after they were released by their captors who abducted them from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara.

Recall that hundreds of the abducted students were released, and kept safe in Tsafe, a local government area in Zamfara State On Thursday evening before they were brought back to Katsina State.

President Muhammadu Buhari gestures at a meeting with the Kankara students on December 18, 2020, following their release by their captors.


The total number of students brought back to Katsina was 344, Governor Masari confirmed.

Boko Haram terrorist group, which has carried out a series of attacks in the North East for more than a decade had claimed responsibility for the abduction.

Following the release of the students, the President’s aide insisted that the group has no connection with the abduction of the schoolboys.


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