Kankara: We were told to say Boko Haram kidnapped us – Student


One of the several students kidnapped from the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State has said that their abductors were not individuals from Boko Haram.

The student uncovered this in a viral video, adding that they were advised to state that the hijackers were Boko Haram radicals.

Inquired as to whether their abductors were crooks or Boko Haram, the student stated, “I don’t have an idea what or who they were, nevertheless I was advised to state they’re Boko Haram from the group of Abu Shekau.”

Gotten some information about his experience, he added, “From what I encountered truly they are not Boko Haram.”

Over 600 students were abducted from the school by suspected bandits over a week ago. While many of them escaped from their captors, 344 were ferried into the forest by the kidnappers.

However, the 344 students were released to the government of Katsina State on Friday after spending exactly a week in captivity.

Recall that immediately after the release of the students, Bello Matawalle, the Governor of Zamfara, revealed that Fulani apex socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, negotiated the release of their release.

Matawalle said the state was able to secure their release through the help of MACBAN and repentant bandits.

This was despite claims by the Boko Haram insurgents that they kidnapped the boys.

Matawalle had insisted that there was “nothing like Boko Haram in the abduction, claiming the bandits did it.”

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