Atiku makes demand as Boko Haram releases 333 schoolboys

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last election, has called for the step-up of security around schools in the vulnerable areas in the insurgency prone region in Nigeria

 

Atiku said this while reacting to the release of 333 students of GSS, Kankara.

 

Recall that Boko Haram leader, Shekau had claimed responsibility for the abduction.

 

Shekau mentioned that the boys were kidnapped from school to discourage western education and promote Islam.

 

The students on Friday returned to Katsina State after the Nigerian army secured their release from their abductors.

 

Reacting to their release, Atiku on his Twitter account congratulated everyone who was on their toes to ensure the release of the students.

 

Atiku tweeted: “I am happy about reports that abducted schoolboys of GSSS Kankara, Katsina State have been rescued.

 

“As a father, I know how much joy it will bring to the traumatised parents who have practically kept vigil in the school premises.

 

“I congratulate all those who were involved in the rescue operation.

 

“Security must be stepped up around schools in the vulnerable areas in the insurgency prone region.”

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