Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State on Monday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the abductors of students in Government Science Secondary School, Kankara Local Government Area of the state have contacted them.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu revealed this in a statement after Masari’s visit to Buhari in Daura.
“We are making progress and the outlook is positive,’’ the Governor told newsmen after briefing the President on the kidnapped school children, after an hour meeting which started at 2pm.
“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.
Masari 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.
Scores of students from the Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State, North-West Nigeria was abducted by suspected bandits on December 11, hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived his home state.