Breaking: Abductors of Katsina students have established contact with us – Masari

Buhari and Masari
Buhari and Masari

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari on Monday said the abductors of 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Ƙankara, have established contact with the state government.

Masari, who briefed President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina on the kidnap, assured that the students would soon be released.

The governor’s assurance was conveyed in a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu on Monday.

Buhari is holidaying in Daura.

“We are making progress and the outlook is positive,” the Governor told newsmen after an hour meeting with the President, which started at 2pm.

The Governor, who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of the state, Manir Yakubu, said the kidnappers had made contact and that discussions were already on pertaining to safety and return to their homes.

Masari also noted that security agencies had located the position of the children.

The governor said the President was fully committed to the rescue of the school children, adding that it was only appropriate to visit the President and give him more details of rescue efforts.


  1. One does not know what to believe coming out of the mouths of Nigerian officials: Garba Shehu,Federal agent, Governor Masari,President Buhari. The President said the other day that security agents have located the students location,we thought they would be rescued and brought home it was a lie because now Governor Masari is now saying something different. Governor Masari is now telling the world they have contacted the boys abductors.With the news from the Governor what follows is negotiations monetary with their abductors.
    Regrettably there is no government in Nigeria.There is no cohesion among Nigeria’s officials from the top.We have said so many times that something ain’t right with Nigeria. Kidnapping is now a big business in Nigeria,I mean abductors,kidnappers are making good money.The other day a Chinese national was released after his abductors got in dollars,( American money) $224,000.00,thousands, if you convert that to Nigeria’s local currencies Naira,i bet that’s a lot of money. They the abductors got away with it. With that said,that would encourage any wanna be abductors,kidnappers to do same because there is no security in Nigeria. That’s why Nigeria is refereed to as a “shit hole.” Sad.

  2. CHIBOK, DAPCHI and this ? You Northerners are crazy. Obviously the Federal government paid the abductors of CHIBOK and DAPCHI girls for the release of the girls. Now that we know that this is an organized Northern group of abductors Nigerians will no longer tolerate it. No more payment . Order your fulani python dancing soldiers out of South East to go and rescue the students. Enough of your madness. The North is killing NIGERIA.

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