Selin ATAY-TDO- In Nigeria's Katsina State, the location of hundreds of students kidnapped by the terror group Boko Haram has been announced.
Hundreds of students kidnapped from a boarding school by Boko Haram in the Kankara region were in the woods in neighboring state Zamfara, Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari said in a statement.
Katsina State Governor said in a statement that they were negotiating with the organisation for the students ' release. "We are negotiating through our local security unit, but we will not negotiate with the money," Masari said in a statement. As a governor, I am responsible for the rescue of 402 missing students," he said.
Members of Boko Haram attacked a boarding school in the Kankara District of Katsina State on the night of December 11, kidnapping more than 500 students. Nigerian Defense Minister Bashir Salihi Magashi had visited the Kankara region and had promised that the kidnapped students would be rescued very soon. The people of Kankara district are still holding demonstrations for the release of the kidnapped students.
A statement by President Mohammad Buhari condemned the cowardly attack by the armed group on innocent children. Mohammad Buhari also said that security forces had spotted the armed group in the woods and that the operation had been launched. Katsina State Police spokesman Gambo Isah also announced that a security guard was injured during the operation, and additional security forces will be sent to the area to search and rescue. Masari, the governor of Katsina, had ordered "the closure of all boarding schools in the state" in the wake of the attack.