Kankara: Presidency apologises for saying solely 10 college students have been kidnapped
Garba Shehu, Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has apologised for saying solely 10 college students have been kidnapped from Authorities Science Secondary College, Kankara, Katsina State.
Shehu had instructed the BBC Hausa Service that solely 10 boys have been with the bandits whereas the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, mentioned 333 college students have been kidnapped when gunmen on bikes attacked the college final Friday.
The kidnapping of the scholars passed off some hours after the President, Main Basic Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), arrived in Daura, Katsina for a week-long non-public go to.
Masari, nevertheless, introduced on Thursday that 344 schoolboys have been launched by the bandits in Zamfara State, a quantity barely larger than his preliminary statistic.
Whereas Nigerians delight within the information of the launched schoolboys, the presidential aide has, nevertheless, come below fireplace for allegedly trivialising the variety of kidnapped college students.
However Shehu, who mentioned he was misled by individuals who ought to know higher, apologised to all Nigerians over his remark.
He tweeted, “I apologise for the wrong communication citing that solely 10 college students have been kidnapped on the science faculty, Kankara.
“This communication of numbers was offered by individuals that ought to ideally know. These numbers have been seen to battle with what was accessible at the moment.
“Please perceive that this communication was under no circumstances executed to downplay the seriousness of the state of affairs.
“Please settle for my honest apologies on this matter as we proceed to maneuver our nice Nation Nigeria ahead. Thanks.”
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