Mixed reactions trail release of Kankara schoolboys

Some of the Kankara schoolboys
Some of the Kankara schoolboys after their release on Thursday. How many were captured initially?

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nigerians have been reacting to the release of the Kankara schoolboys from their abductors on Thursday night.

Governor Aminu Masari who initially told journalists that 333 students out of 830 were kidnapped now confirmed that 344 students had been released.

In a video released by Boko Haram on Thursday, one of the students then in captivity said 520 of them were captured from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara.

The students who were escorted from Tsafe, Zamfara State, by security operatives arrived Kastina today with some of the there still clothed in their school uniforms.

President Muhammadu Buhari has also congratulated the Nigerian Army for organising the rescue operation of the of schoolboys abducted, saying his regime and the military have a lot of work to do regarding the insecurity in the country.

Buhari also commended Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, for being up and doing since the abduction of the schoolboys.

While some Nigerians expressed joy over the release of the students, others are of the view that they were released for a ransom.

Some Nigerians also claimed Miyeti Allah facilitated their release, while some are also calling for the release of remaining Chibok girls.

Here are some Twitter reactions;





  1. Sure, not everybody is happy and pleased with their released. Especially those that have been making political gains out of it. The parents of abducted boys and victims are less care about who secured their release. All they want is freedom to unite with their families. I thank the administration and others involved in this assignment. Buhari succeeded in getting the released of some of Chibok girls, Dapchi Girls School with exception of Leah Shuaibu whom l pray to be release soon and now Kankara Science School. When government fail lets point it and where there is achievement lets say so. The government must improve the security all over the country for the betterment pf all and sundry.

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