We do not pay ransom to abductors of schoolboys, but negotiated with them, says Governor Masari

The  Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari said no ransom was not paid for the abductors of the schoolboys of Government Secondary School Kankara before securing their release, explaining that there release was effected after negotiations with the bandits who seized them.

Penpushing reports that, Masari, however, kept mute on what the bandits got in return for freeing the students,explain as at the time of filing this report that, the victims were being transported to Katsina.

“One hour ago, Nigerian soldiers and government officials that were involved in the negotiation for the release of the kidnapped schoolboys have told us that the whole school children have been released, 344 of them”, Masari said

“At the moment, we have arranged for vehicles to transport them from where they are to the state capital, Katsina. From then, we will pass them through to Doctors to diagnose them. Those involved in the negotiation include my adviser, some top military and police operatives, members of Miyetti Allah; (they) where all involved in the negotiation”, he stated

“We did not pay ransom to the kidnappers, it was purely negotiation. They are bandits who kidnapped the schoolboys, not Boko Haram. What we will do next is to transport them to us in Katsina, ask our Doctors to look at them and then give them new cloth to wear and reunite them with their parents,” he said.

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