United State of America has charged President Muhammadu Buhari-led governmentt to prosecute those responsible for the abduction of hundreds of children from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
The U.S. Department of State condemned the abduction in a statement released through its spokesperson, Cale Brown, after the release of the students was confirmed on Thursday.
It was earlier reported that the Kastina State Government confirmed the release of the schoolboys on Thursday.
The state Governor, Aminu Masari, disclosed that the schoolboys were rescued without ransom.
Few hours before the release of the abducted students shared a video of the boys claiming responsibility for their abduction.
The US in its statement sympathized with parents of the students, it added 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.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu has welcomed the students, citing what he called the “spirit of partnership and the collaborative efforts of the government of Katsina, Zamfara and military leading to the release.”
The President applauded the nation’s intelligence agencies, the military and the police force for providing the environment for the safe release of the students.