The Nigerian Army on Monday, December 14, confirmed that 333 students are still missing after bandits attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina on Friday night.

Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche corroborated the figure earlier released by the Katsina State Government while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Eneche said;

“The principal reported that he had 839 in the boarding house; and as at the time they were abducted, shortly after that, some came back and it was about five hundred plus that did not return.

“As at 2 pm yesterday (Sunday), the students that could not be accounted for reduced to 333. Out of that 333, before I came into the studio, one escaped out of wherever they kept them.”

Eneche also gave an insight into how the students were moved from the school. According to the Defence Spokesperson, the abductors used motorcycles to ferry the schoolchildren into the bush from where some of the students escaped.

He said;

“That is their usual characteristics – those abductors.

“It is the same system; the same approach they used. There was no evidence, no information about them using other modes of transport.”