Friday, April 9, 2021

Report: Kankara school register shows 668 schoolboys still missing


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A total of 668 schoolboys of the Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State are still missing, according to a Daily Trust report.

Armed bandits on Friday night stormed the school and shepherded hundreds of boys into bush.

Quoting the school register, the newspaper said: “One of our reporters, who was at the school yesterday gathered that at the time of the incident, the school had 1,074 students in both its Junior and Senior Secondary sections in session.”

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The report quoted a source in the school as saying, “in the junior section, there are six classes, comprising JSS 1A, which has 58 students, 1B, which has 62 students and 1C, which has 64 students; JSS 2A has 74 students, 2B has 79 students and 2C has 75 students.

“As for the senior section, we have seven classes, which include SS1A, 97; 1B, 108; 1C, 106 and 1D, 118. While in SS2, we have 2A, 74; 2B, 79 and 2C, 80, giving a total of 1074 students.”

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The source added that both SS3 and JSS 3 students have completed their exams, hence they were not in school during the attack.

The report also said 270 students were rescued from the school on the night of the attack and with the number of those who returned from the bush the following night or those who were reported to have gone home by their parents, the number of those found rose to 406 as on Sunday morning.

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The state governor, Aminu Masari, had claimed that only 333 students are missing in the wake of the attack.

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