Katsina abduction: 17 students found, says Masari

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has disclosed that 17 students of Government Secondary School, Kankara, have been found and reunited with their parents.

He made the disclosure in an interview with a German radio, Deutsche Welle (DW). The interview which was in Hausa was aired Monday evening.

The Governor said, “As at today (Monday), information available to me shows that 17 of the missing children have been found. 15 of them were found around Dinya in Danmusa (LGA). I was informed by the DPO. One other student was found through them and the last, the father called that his son has returned home.

“All these missing children found have been reunited with their families since we have shut down schools.

“Majority of the students are in the forest in Zamfara. Efforts are on for their rescue.”

Governor Masari’s disclosure came after he had briefed the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in Daura on the progress made so far in the efforts to rescue the abducted students.

It was earlier reported that bandits on Friday night stormed the school and abducted unspecified numbers of students.

Masari later put the number of students yet to be accounted for at 333.

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