The Nigerian government have been told by the United States (U.S.) to hold those responsible for the abduction of hundreds of children from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, accountable.
A spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Cale Brown after the release of the students on Thursday, condemned the abduction in a statement and noted that the kidnappers must be allowed to face the full wrath of the law.
Recall that the over 300 boys kidnapped from their school in Kankara, Katsina were release to their parents on Thursday and few hours before their freedom, the Boko Haram terrorists group had shared a video of the boys even as they claimed responsibility for their abduction.
The US while reacting in the statement offered sympathy to parents of students who just got rescued, adding that school should be a safe place for children.
“We offer our sincere sympathies to the families of the missing students and the security guard killed in the attack.
“School should be a safe place where children can learn and thrive, the kidnappers should face the full extent of the law,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari, while welcoming the safe return of the students, cited what he called the “spirit of partnership and the collaborative efforts of the government of Katsina, Zamfara and military leading to the release.’’
Buhari commended the nation’s intelligence agencies, the military and the police force for providing the environment for safe release of the students.