Few hours after their rescue, the 334 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara – Katsina State, have met with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday.
President Buhari while hosting the freed students in his country home – Daura, said “My dear children, don’t be discouraged with what has happened, give your attention to acquiring knowledge and developing good character, and you will be distinguished in life”.
However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity – Mallam Garba Shehu, has apologized to Nigerians on what he termed as incorrect communication on the kidnapped students.
Mr. Garba who had on last week Friday claimed that only 10 students were kidnapped by the bandits, apologetically retracted his statement, saying the communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. According to him, the figure he provided was seen seen to have conflicted with what was available at that time.
The full tweets of @GarShehu read:
I apologize for the incorrect communication citing that only 10 students were kidnapped at the science school, Kankara
This communication of numbers was provided by persons that should ideally know. These numbers were seen to conflict with what was available at that time.
Please understand that this communication was in no way done to downplay the seriousness of the situation.
Please accept my sincere apologies on this matter as we continue to move our great Nation Nigeria forward. Thank you.
The Kankara tudents were abducted by bandits last week Friday. The students were said to have been released following the intervention of security personnel and the Miyetti Allah associationL