There was fury on the streets of Katsina yesterday as residents protested the kidnapping of hundreds of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) students in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state.
Gunmen, suspected to be terrorists had, on Friday night, attacked the school, shot a policeman in the leg, and took away the students to an unknown destination.
The protesters, made up of women and youths, lamented the fate of their children and wards as they called on relevant authorities to rescue them.
Some of the protesters, whose children or siblings were missing, displayed inscriptions: ‘We need our children back,’ ‘Government must talk,’ ‘Kankara wants the children back,’ among others.
A source in the area said the protest was organised by a Katsina lady, based in Kaduna State, whose son was abducted during the attack.
“The woman came with some of her friends and she rallied other women and youths in the area, and they took to the streets, chanting slogans that condemned the security problem in the area.”
Efforts to get the Principal and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) chairman of GSSS Kankara, to speak on the incident were unsuccessful, as they were said to have been “restricted” from speaking with newsmen on the matter.
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