The former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, on Monday reacted to the conflicting number of students abducted by bandits in Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
Recall that Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, had claimed that 333 students are still missing from the school.
Masari said, “Based on available records, we are still searching for 333 students through either the forest or their parents to ascertain the actual number that has been kidnapped.”
The Presidency in a statement released through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, however, claimed that only ten students were kidnapped.
The development has stirred reactions from Nigerians on social media.
The former lawmaker in his reaction to the conflicting numbers, noted that the incident calls for empathy and action, no matter the number of abducted students.
His tweet read: “Whenever people are killed or kidnapped, next comes disagreements in figures of the casualties or victims.”
“Even if it’s one, it is still a tragedy resulting from the failure of duty to protect or prevent; And that calls for empathy and action.”
Naija News had earlier reported that the Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi said the rescue operation for students abducted by gunmen at a Kankara boarding school was “easy” and “within hours”.
The general made the remarks during a condolence visit by the Federal Government delegation to Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari on Sunday under his leadership.