- President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken about the rescue of the Kankara students from the den of armed bandits
- Nigeria’s number one citizen stated that his government is not unaware of its responsibility at securing the lives and properties of all Nigerians.
The students were reported to have been held by the armed bandits who claimed to be Boko Haram terrorists in a forest in Zamfara before their release.
“I welcome the release of the kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. This is a huge relief to the entire country & international community. The entire country is grateful to Governor Masari, the Intelligence Agencies, the Military and the Police Force.
“Our administration is fully aware of the responsibility we have to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians. I ask Nigerians to be patient and fair to us as we deal with the challenges of security, the economy, and corruption. We will not relent.” President Buhari wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Nigerians have called on the government to forestall a future episode of the Kankara students abduction.
On the part of Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina, he was grateful to Allah for the release of the innocent boys.
In a Tweet late last night, Governor Masari stated:
“Alhamdu lillah. We are extremely happy to announce the rescue of the #KankaraBoys from their abductors. 344 are now with the security agencies and will be moved to Katsina this night. They will be given proper medical attention and care before being reunited with their families.”
Ina related story, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state made it known that he was involved in the release of the Kankara Boys.