The abduction of over 300 schoolboys in Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State had spike different reaction from Nigerians.
Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in her reaction to the kidnap urged the Federal Government to put more effort in securing the release of the students
She added that those using the children as pledges must be held accountable.
Okonjo-Iweala, who is the leading candidate for the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, made this known on Twitter.
She wrote last night, “The abduction of more than 300 schoolboys in Katsina is heartbreaking. What a recurring nightmare. My heart goes out to the families of the missing boys. The authorities must do all possible to #BringBackOurBoys! Those using our children as pawns must be held accountable!”
On Friday night, bandits had invaded the school and kidnapped the students after a gun duel with the police.
Boko Haram terrorist group, in a recording on Tuesday, however claimed responsibility for the abduction, adding that it had not entered into negotiations with the government contrary to claims by the federal government.
The terror group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, also said the heinous act was done in order to discourage people from obtaining western education as the meaning of ‘Boko Haram’ portrays.