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Kankara Abduction: 17 More Students Rescued, Two Feared Dead



Seventeen more students have been rescued from among 333 students that were declared missing from Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kankara, Katsina state

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State who made the above disclosure in an interview with a German radio, Deutsche Welle (DW), monitored on Monday night, said the 17 students had since been reunited with their parents.

He said: “As at Monday night, 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.”

The attack was initially blamed on bandits, who are active in the unstable region where kidnappings for ransom are common, But Boko Haram said in an audio message that it was responsible for the kidnap.

Recall that the army had said last Monday that it had located the hideout of the men and that a military operation was underway.

In a related development, two students of GSSS), Kankara, are feared to have been killed by their abductors.

A parent, Faiza Kankara, whose son is among those kidnapped, told newsmen Tuesday that one of the students that escaped from the attackers said the kidnappers, killed two of the students.

Kankara further disclosed that report by the student indicated that while in captivity, they were made to go through inhumane experiences, including being flogged like animals and fed with wildflower and grasses.

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