The Federal Government the figure released by Governor Aminu Masari regarding the number of boys abducted in Government Science School Kankara, Katsina State on Friday.
According to reports, over 600 students were on Friday abducted from their dormitories in Katsina, by some unknown gunmen.
Governor Aminu Masari, had in his response to the Federal Government delegation sent to survey the situation, hinted that over 333 students were still missing.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, speaking on the British Broadcasting Commission (BBC), said that only 10 boys were abducted as against the 333 boys mentioned by the Governor of Katsina State.
The BBC Hausa service interview read, “The Government of Nigeria has said its security forces have surrounded the location where gunmen have kept schoolchildren abducted from a secondary school in Katsina State.”
“Spokesman for the President, Mallam Garba Shehu told the BBC only ten children were remaining in the hands of the gunmen according to their colleagues who escaped from the gunmen.”
“The number is below figures released by school authorities at the beginning. Garba Shehu said the school children who escaped said 10 of their friends were still with their abductors.”