Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has stated that students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, abducted by bandits last Friday are in a forest in Zamfara State.
Speaking in an interviewed with BBC Hausa on Wednesday, Masari revealed that his government was negotiating with the kidnappers to ensure the release of the students.
The Governor said, “They are in Zamfara forests, we have gotten the information. We are negotiating with those that have abducted the students, and we want to ensure that we secure their release,” he added.
Masari said he had started a dialogue with the abductors, assuring Nigerians that his administration would secure the students’ release.
He, however, refuted the claims that Boko Haram Terrorusts (BHT) kidnaped the students.