BREAKING: Kankara Schoolboys arrive in Katsina

Students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State abducted last Friday night by gunmen, have arrived at the State Government House.

The abducted 344  schoolboys had been released and were being escorted by Nigerian security forces to the state capital to meet with the governor, Aminu Masari.

The spokesman of the governor, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, had told reporters on Thursday night that Masari was on ground awaiting the arrival of the freed schoolboys.

Gunmen had last Friday attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State and abducted hundreds of schoolboys, barely hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Daura – his hometown in Katsina State – for a week-long private visit.

The state governor, Aminu Masari, had said 333 of the students of the school were unaccounted for after the attack.

A statement by the Nigerian presidency later claimed that the location of the abducted schoolboys had been discovered and negotiations were ongoing with their kidnappers for their safe return.

Earlier on Thursday, terror group, Boko Haram, released a video showing some of the abducted schoolboys.

In the six minutes and 30 seconds video, featuring Boko Haram’s emblem, a group of boys in the bush were seen begging Nigerian security forces to leave the area.

The Nigerian government and security agencies have reacted to the release of the students by the bandits.

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