Katsina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said that the kidnappers of the more than 300 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara have made contact and that discussions have started with them on how the children would be returned safely to their parents.
Gov. Masari said these, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, in Daura, Katsina State, to brief him on efforts being made to bring the abducted students out of captivity unharmed.
The Governor told newsmen after the hour-long meeting with the President, which started at 2pm, that steady progress was being made. “We are making progress and the outlook is positive,” he said.
He was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Governor of the state, Manir Yakubu.
Governor Masari also noted that security agencies had located the position of the children.
He stressed that the President was fully committed to the rescue of the students, adding that it was only appropriate for him to visit the President and give him more details of rescue efforts.