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
Nwolu Obiajulu

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 and kidnapped the students after a gun battle with the police. President Muhammadu Buhari, had arrived in the state on Friday, hours before the abduction took place.

On Tuesday, Boko Haram terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the kidnap, noting it had not begun negotiations with the government contrary to claims by the authorities.

The sect’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a recording, said the abduction was intended to dissuade people from seeking western education.

This post was written by Nwolu Obiajulu.

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