Kankari Abduction: Governor Masari orders immediate closure of schools across the state

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Following the abduction of school children in Kankara local government Area of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Masari has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state.

Several media outlets reported that on Saturday, December 12, armed men stormed Government Science Secondary School and began shooting sporadically into the air, causing a stampede while the students to flee into the bush.

Speaking with newsmen on the matter on Sunday, Governor Masari said

“This incidence has gone beyond imagination. For us, it’s highly worrisome and disturbing. I am assuring parents and guardians of these children that we couldn’t say that we are more disturbed than them but to be rest assured that we share the same worry with them. Because we know that we have the responsibility to protect their lives and their health.”

According to the Governor, he had consulted with the military who assured him that they were on top of the situation.

He announced that he has ordered the immediate closure of all schools in the state as a result of the sad development. He also assured the people that he will do all it takes to return the victims back to their respective families alive.

“And by God’s grace, we will do all that it takes to rescue the entire abducted students. I urge you people in the name of Allah and his prophet to please remain patient and intensify prayers.

This is because sharing blames and all sorts of abuses are not the solution in this trying time. Honestly speaking, we are not enjoying what is taking place and we are not executing what we supposed to do when it comes to the issue of protection of lives of our people.

We want to assure you that we will do all what is possible on the school children as we have directed for the immediate closure of all schools in the state and that all students should be taken back home.”