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Please Forgive Us, APC Begs Rescued Kankara Schoolboys
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Please Forgive Us, APC Begs Rescued Kankara Schoolboys

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has appealed to the recently kidnapped and released schoolboys of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, to forgive the party for the trauma there experienced during their time in captivity. The party promised the students that the government would intensify efforts to ensure that their learning environment is safe and secure to avert future invasion by armed men. The party disclosed this in a statement signed by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the APC, Mai Mala Buni, in Abuja on Sunday. Buni in the statement titled, ‘APC Welcomes Release, Commends Security Agents and Demands For Pre-Emptive Measures against Reoccurrence,’ said the party received with “joy and a glad heart” the release and return of the stu...
Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly Saying Only 10 Schoolboys were Abducted
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Kankara Kidnap: Garba Shehu Apologises for Incorrectly Saying Only 10 Schoolboys were Abducted

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 o...
Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina
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Breaking: Released Kankara Students Arrive Katsina

The abducted schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School released on Thursday night have arrived Katsina State, Punch reports. The schoolboys were led into the state capital by security operatives. The students, some of whom still wore school uniforms were received by Governor Aminu Masari in the Government House. Masari had on Thursday night confirmed the release of 344 abducted schoolboys, adding that the boys were at Tsafe, Zamfara State, and would be transported to Kankara today. According to the governor, the boys were released without payment of ransom. Masari added that the schoolboys would receive comprehensive medical attention before they are reunited with their families.
Kankara Kidnap: Bring Back Our Boys Now, Okonjo-Iweala Asks FG
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Kankara Kidnap: Bring Back Our Boys Now, Okonjo-Iweala Asks FG

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has told the Federal Government to intensify efforts to bring back the over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from the all-boys Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, State. She said those using the children as pawns must be held accountable. Okonjo-Iweala, who is a top contender for the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, disclosed this known in a post on Twitter last night. She wrote, “The abduction of more than 300 schoolboys in Katsina is heartbreaking. What a recurring nightmare. My heart goes out to the families of the missing boys. The authorities must do all possible to #BringBackOurBoys! Those using our children as pawns must be held accountable!” Armed men invade the school on Friday night an...