The 344 students abducted a week ago by Boko Haram terrorists from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State of Nigeria, have been rescued.
President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed that the students were caught on December 11 were liberated on Thursday, following a six – day ordeal.
“This is an immense alleviation to the whole nation and worldwide community, ” he said on Twitter.
Other Nigerian authorities additionally affirmed the students’ delivery despite the fact that it was unclear if any more stayed with their captors.
The attack on last Friday on the rural school in northwest Nigeria was at first accused on groups of thugs who have threatened the area for quite a long time.
However, on Tuesday Boko Haram, the severe jihadist bunch behind the kidnapping of 276 students in Chibok in 2014, asserted obligation regarding the assault.
Following a six – day search, the local authorities said the students had been released.
“344 are currently with the security agencies and will be moved to Katsina this evening, ” state lead representative Aminu Bello Masari said.
In a meeting with state channel NTA, the governor added: “I think we have recovered the majority of the students, it’s not all of them. ”
The boys who were released, “will be given legitimate clinical consideration and care prior to being brought together with their families, ” he added.
Numerous students escaped over the school’s fence and fled when they heard shots after equipped men went to the school in Kankara town last Friday night.
Others were tracked by the gunmen, who tricked them into accepting they were security work force, students who got away said.
When the students were gathered together, they were walked into a close by backwoods by the armed men.
It stayed muddled if all the snatched students had been released, amid ongoing uncertainty over the number taken in the first place.
In a video released by Boko Haram Thursday, a distressed boys said he was among 520 students captured.
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