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Okonjo-Iweala tells FG to rescue abducted school boys

 Okonjo-Iweala tells FG to rescue abducted school boys


Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has urged the Federal Government to ensure everything possible is done

to bring back the over 300 schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Okonjo-Iweala, who is the leading candidate for the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, also said those using the children as pawns must be held accountable.

She wrote, “The abduction of more than 300 schoolboys in Katsina is heartbreaking. What a recurring nightmare. My heart goes out to the families of the missing boys. The authorities must do all possible to #BringBackOurBoys! Those using our children as pawns must be held accountable!”

Bandits had stormed the school on Friday night and abducted the students after a gun duel with the police. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had arrived in the state on Friday, hours before the abduction took place.

The factional leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Shekau made the claims in a new audio message first published by HumAngle.

He stated that the action was carried out to ‘promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices’.



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