Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari, says the location of kidnapped schoolboys at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, has been found.
A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, on Monday quoted the governor as saying this when he visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in Daura, Katsina State.
In the statement titled ‘Gov Masari briefs President Buhari on kidnapped school children, assures of steady progress in rescue efforts’.
The statement also quoted Masari as saying that the kidnappers of the schoolboys have made contacts.
“The Governor, who was accompanied by the Deputy Governor of the state, Manir Yakubu, said the kidnappers had made contact and discussions were already on pertaining to safety and return to their homes.
“Governor Masari also noted that security agencies had located the position of the children.
“The Governor said the President was fully committed to the rescue of the school children, adding that it was only appropriate to visit the President and give him more details of rescue efforts,” the statement added.
The governor also assured Buhari of steady progress to bring the victims out unharmed.
“We are making progress and the outlook is positive,’’ the Governor told newsmen after an hour meeting with the President, which started at 2 pm.