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Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday, said that the gunmen who attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, and kidnapped schoolboys have been contacted and were negotiating the boys’ freedom through the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN.

About 17 of the schoolboys have escaped and returned to their families. He denied that any of the abducted students had died.

Also, security and local sources have told AFP that Boko Haram recruited three local gangs to kidnap hundreds of Government Secondary Science School, GSSS, Kankara, Katsina State.

The jihadist group had claimed responsibility for Friday’s abduction of well over 300 students.

This came as parents of students, yesterday, said thy would be coming to the school everyday until their children returned home safely.

In another development, the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has described the students’ abduction as another tragic chapter in the history of the country occasioned by the criminal activities of some hoodlums amidst the people, who now operate, in recent times, with impunity as if our security agencies are on holiday.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/12/katsina-abduction-kidnappers-in-talks-through-miyetti-allah-masari/

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