Recall, that on Monday, a number of students from the Government Science Secondary School Kankara were kidnapped.
However, giving an update, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari stated that 17 students that were kidnapped have been released.
Speaking in an interview with ‘Deutse Welle Hausa Service’ in Katsina on Monday, the governor said he had just be informed that 15 students were found in Danmusa Local Government Area while security operatives said they found one of the students in the forest.
“Our major concern is to see that they are free and unhurt. We are still pleading for the understanding from the parents of the kidnapped students and Nigerians that we are not resting on our oars,” he said.
On the claim that the government had started negotiating with the bandits, Masari said that so far, they have no direct link with the bandits expect the conversation the bandits had with one of the parents.
“We were told that the bandits asked for ransom but they did not state how much. They also warned that security officials should stop hovering around with their aircraft,”