HAPPENING NOW: Protest rocks Katsina in lieu of school children kidnap

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Massive protest is presently rocking President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina, over the abduction of about 400 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, a surburb of Katsina.

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The protest which was spearheaded by a disheartened woman identified as a mother of one of the kidnapped students, began in the mid hours of Sunday, December 13, 2020, with the protesters scampering round the school’s premises and adjoining surburbs of the ancient city with placards conveying various messages, among which are ‘Government Must Speak Out’, ‘We Want Our Children Back’, ‘We Want Security in Kankara,’ among others.

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Up till the time of filing in this report, the protest was still going on, even as the state Governor Aminu Masari has shut all boarding schools in the whole of Katsina State following the rampaging menace of bandits.

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.The State Online reports that about half of the 800 students in the school are believed to have been abducted in the attack which happened at about 9.30pm on Friday.
The governor gave the order when he visited the school in company with his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, top government officials, some parents, traditional and religious leaders as well as security officials.
At the school, Masari pleaded with the people to be patient and show restraint and understanding, assuring them that the government would do every necessary thing to ensure the release of all the abducted students.
According to him, the military, police and the Department of State Security had swung into action and were on the trail of the bandits.
“The government is very firm in its resolve to be ruthless in any engagement with the bandits,” he said./ SHARE THIS

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