The Nigerian government has been requested by the United States government to hold those responsible for the abduction of schoolboys from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State on December 11 accountable to the full extent of the law.
This was contained in a statement released by the U.S Department of State spokesperson Cale Brown after the release of the abducted students on Thursday, December 17.
The government of United States condemned the incident and also stated that schools should be a safe place where children can learn and thrive.
The statement read in part;
“We offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the missing students and the security guard killed in the attack.
“School should be a safe place where children can learn and thrive.”
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that following the release of the abducted Kankara students, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has disclosed that no ransom was paid.
Masari made this known in an interview with German radio, Deutsche Welle, DW monitored by our correspondent on Thursday night.
The Governor said the release of the students was facilitated by the Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, who engage in talks with the bandits and government noting that no single Kobo was paid as ransom.