#BringBackOurBoys – Nigerians Express Outrage At Kidnap of Pupils

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By All Africa

At least 333 schoolboys are reportedly still missing after gunmen attacked an all-boys secondary school in Kankara, in Katsina State. Residents said the gunmen had earlier attacked Kankara town, injuring many residents but were later repelled by security forces. Parents and family members have gathered at the school, issuing a plea to authorities to bring the missing boys back to safety. President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that the military had located the kidnappers in a forest and was exchanging fire with them, aided by air support. Nigerians, using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys on Twitter, lamented the security situation, and criticized the president’s handling of it. Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students.

SOURCE: allafrica