Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State, the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari,
Recall, that an unconfirmed number of Students were kidnapped in Kankara, Katsina State, on Friday.
It was reported that the gunmen stormed the Boarding School on foot during the night, collected Students’ belongings, and led a large number of them into the bush.
However, in the early hours of today, Tuesday, December 15, Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, stated that the group is responsible for the abduction of the children, and that no one can do anything about it.
His statement reads: “What happened in Katsina, was done to promote Islam and discourage un-Islamic practices, as Western education is not the type of education permitted by Allah and his Holy Prophet.
“They are also not teaching what Allah and his Holy Prophet commanded. They are rather destroying Islam. It may be subtle, but Allah the Lord of the skies and earths knows whatever is hidden. May Allah promote Islam. May we die as Muslims.
“In a nutshell, we are behind what happened in Katsina.”
He signed off the statement by confirming himself as Shekau, the Leader of the Jama’tu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad.