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17 Missing Katsina Students Have Been Released – Aminu Bello

Governor Aminu MasariKatsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari has come out to say that 17 out of the missing students of Government Secondary School, Kankara area of the state attacked by bandits last Friday night have been found.

He recently revealed this in an interview with Deutsche Welle, DW Radio monitored by Nigerian press correspondent, and Nigerians have been reacting.

According to him, the students were found and have since been reunited with their families, but majority of the students are still in the forest in Zamfara.

He, however, added that intense efforts are in place to rescue the remaining students safely.

His words, “As at today (Monday), information available to me shows that 17 of the missing children have been found. 15 of them were found around Dinya in Danmusa, I was informed by the DPO. One other was found through them and the last, the father called that his son has returned home.

“All these missing children who have been found have been reunited with their families since we have shut down the schools.”

“I was told that they spoke with a teacher whose son was also kidnapped that the bandits said the helicopter should stop roving and that they will collect ransom but they didn’t specify. And so they ended the call.

“Majority of the missing children are in Forest in Zamfara. By God willing, the children will be returned safely.

“Efforts ongoing to secure their release within two to three days. We solicit for prayers and urge the parents to remain calm and patience as we are doing everything possible to rescue the children.”

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