The Kankara schoolboys who were abducted in Katsina last week Friday have been set free after a video was released by Boko Haram militants yesterday, where one of the boys pleaded with the Federal Government for their release.
A video which was posted on social media showed the boys were celebrating their release en route to Katsina.
The boys were freed at Tsafe (82.5km via road) Zamfara state and are being conveyed in police and military convoys back to Katsina state all 340 of them.
After the release of the boys, Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari during a news briefing said, “Alhamdulillah, We are extremely happy to announce the rescue of the Kankara boys from their abductors. 344 are now with the security agencies and will be moved to Katsina this night. They will be given proper medical attention and care before being reunited with their families.”