Canada outraged over Abducted Students in #Katsina State
Canada is lending a strong voice to the global call for the immediate release of some students abducted by gunmen from Government Science Secondary School Kankara, in Katsina State, Nigeria-West Africa.
In a tweet on the Foreign Policy social media platform, the government remarked; "We call for their immediate and safe return to their familes. Those responsible for this #humanrights violation must be held accountable".
Reports from Nigeria indicate that the gunmen attacked the school on Friday, December 11 at night, and abducted hundreds of pupils from the hostel. Although troops of the Nigerian Army swung into action to destabilize the gunmen, they absconded with an unknown number of the students.The report says some of the students escaped during a gun battle between the troops and the men.
Over 200 students escaped from the school according to the Divisional Police Office in Kankara, Katsina State.
The State Police Command confirmed that the incident occurred but explained that they are yet to ascertain the number abducted by the gunmen.
Meanwhile, the incident happened a few hours after Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Katsina, his home State on a private visit expected to last for a week.