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Kankara Abduction: Buhari Acted Smarter Than Jonathan – Femi Adesina
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Kankara Abduction: Buhari Acted Smarter Than Jonathan – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has lauded the administration of his principal for responding smartly to the Dapchi and Kanakara abductions while berating former President Goodluck Jonathan for delaying in his response to Chibok Abduction. This was contained in his weekly piece released on Friday titled, ‘Enemies of the country will lose las las’. Adesina compared the response of former President Jonathan and incumbent President Buhari to the three major abductions of students in the country. Armed men had abducted over 300 schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State on December 11, 2020. The students were, however, released after six days in captivity. It followed similar experiences in the pas...
Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina
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Enemies of the Country Will Lose Las Las – Femi Adesina

Permit me to use the popular lingo now in town in the headline of this piece. I hear the younger generation talk of las las, when they speak of a final situation or position. If anyone is restive over a matter, and they want to say he will be fine at last, they just say: he will be fine las las. The same will happen to enemies of our country, who rejoice when negative things happen in the polity. They will lose las las, and then be gentle by force, as Nigeria is God’s project. It is bigger than anyone, and no matter the antagonism they have to government of the day, no matter the antipathy they have for the President, and for other people serving the country, they will lose las las. And become gentle. By force. This came out in bold relief last week, as the abduction saga of over 300...
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...
Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping Students in Katsina
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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility for Kidnapping Students in Katsina

The Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of about 333 students in Katsina State last week. Shekau in an audiotape released on Tuesday said, “Our brothers were behind the abduction in Katsina,” Guardian reports. A group of men wielding sophisticated rifles on Friday night invaded the all-boys Government Science secondary school in the town of Kankara, abducting over 300 students. Recall that Boko Haram had in April 2014 abducted 276 girls from their school in Chibok, in north-eastern Borno State of which about 100 are yet to be released. The group has been involved in the kidnap of other schoolchildren and lots of people across the north-east and has recently expanded their tentacles. The audio, however, lacked detail on the involvem...
Katsina Abduction: Gov Masari Confirms 333 Out of 839 Students Still Missing
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Katsina Abduction: Gov Masari Confirms 333 Out of 839 Students Still Missing

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Sunday confirmed that a total of 333 students of Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State are missing following the bandits’ attack on Friday night. Masari disclosed this when he received a Federal Government delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno on Sunday, Channels Television reports. The governor while explaining that the school has a population of 839 students noted that those abducted cut across board as the school had students from all parts of the state and beyond the state. He said, “Based on the available record we have, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertain the actual number that has been kidnapped,” “We are still counting because mor...