The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has revealed that 17 children of the kidnapped students in Government Secondary School, Kankara, have been found and reunited with their parents.
He, in Hausa language disclosed this in an interview with a German radio, Deutsche Welle (DW) aired on Monday evening.
The Governor said, “As at today (Monday), information available to me shows that 17 of the missing children have been found. 15 of them were found around Dinya in Danmusa (LGA). I was informed by the DPO. One other was found through them and the last, the father called that his son has returned home.
“All these missing children found have been reunited with their families since we have shut down schools.
“Majority of the students were in the forest in Zamfara. Efforts are on for their rescue.”
The Governor’s disclosure came after he had updated the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in Daura on the efforts to rescue the abducted students.
On Friday night, bandits invaded the school and abducted unspecified numbers of students but Masari later disclosed that the number of students yet to be accounted for is 333.