Boko haram attacks! Below are photos of the #KankaraBoys being conveyed in military and police trucks from Tsafe, Zamfara State, to Katsina after they were released by Boko Haram members yesterday, December 17.
Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, has announced that about 340 of the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, have been released.
Inuwa confirmed this in an interview with BBC Hausa yesterday evening, December 17.
According to the report, the schoolboys are currently on their way to Katsina city and are expected to arrive there a few hours past midnight. BBC further reported that President Buhari is expected to receive the schoolboys at the state capital today, Friday, December 18.
The boys were abducted from their school on Friday, December 11, by bandits.
Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Buhari on New Media, also confirmed the news.
”The abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara has been rescued, the Katsina State Government has confirmed the news. Alhamdulillah!”
The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram earlier released a video confirming that abducted students of the Government Science Secondary school in Kankara, Katsina State, are in their custody.
On Monday, December 14, the sect members released an audio claiming responsibility for the abduction. Read here.
According to HumAngles, the sect group released a 6 minutes and 30 seconds long video that features speeches from Shekau and one of the schoolboys who looked distraught and bloodied as a result of this Boko haram attacks.
Tens of other young boys could be seen behind him, all covered in dust and appearing to be within a forest area.
The relatively older student who spoke urged the Federal Government to settle amicably with their abductors and advised against the use of military force in rescuing them.
”All the Army that has come here to help us, please send them back. They can do nothing to them. Please sir, send all the soldiers and jet back. We need your assistance” one of the abducted students say
Watch a clip from the video below