Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has on Twitter, revealed that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, was delighted to learn of the release of hundreds of schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
“Mr. President receives the joyful and delightful news of the release of the students of Kankara School,” @Laurestar tweeted shortly after the Katsina State Government announced the release of the students.
Also, a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, tweeted, “President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed release of kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, describing their safe return as a big relief to their families, the entire country and international community.”
Gunmen had invaded the school premises last Friday and abducted over 300 students after a gun duel with the police.
Governor Aminu Masari said the boys were at Tsafe, Zamfara State, and would be transported to Kankara on Friday. He was said to have called the President to inform him of the development.