Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly Saying Only 10 Schoolboys were Abducted

160 Viewed Nwolu Obiajulu 0 respond
Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly Saying Only 10 Schoolboys were Abducted
Nwolu Obiajulu

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has apologised to Nigerians for wrongly saying that only ten students were kidnapped at the Government Science School in Kankara, Katsina State.

Heavily armed men invaded the school premises last Friday, kidnapping over 300 schoolboys after a gun battle with the police.

Shehu after the attack said only 10 students were kidnapped.

However, following the release of 344 students by the kidnappers on Thursday night contrary to Shehu’s claim, he has retracted his earlier statement.

Shehu in a post on his verified Twitter handle on Friday said, “I apologise for the incorrect communication citing that only ten students were kidnapped at the science school, Kankara.”

“This communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. These numbers were seen to conflict with what was available at that time.

“Please understand that this communication was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation. Please accept my sincere apologies on this matter as we continue to move our great nation Nigeria forward. Thank you.”

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

The views expressed here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions.

Don't miss the stories followAfrican News Today and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina

Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Schools Until Further Notice

BREAKING: COVID-19 Second Wave: Sanwo-Olu Shuts Down Schools Until Further Notice

Related posts
Your comment?
Leave a Reply